Miami Beach Community Cat Program
The City of Miami Beach partners with SoBe Cats Spay & Neuter, Inc. (a volunteer-run nonprofit) to humanely manage our city’s community cat population via a three-pronged approach:
- Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return (TNVR): We organize TNVR events with Miami-Dade Animal Services and area volunteer trappers.
- Registered Feeder Program: We help our community cats live outside by training volunteers on proper feeding practices. Our feeders are an integral part of the TNVR program as they help monitor cat colonies.
- Rescue to Adoption Program: We vet and place adoptable cats with our rescue partners at The Kitty Campus location.
Help us control the cat population in your neighborhood by following these rules:
- Register to become a feeder.
- No trespassing onto private property when feeding cats.
- Keep feeding areas clean and out of sight by leaving food for no more than one hour.
- Report new cats for Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR). Fixed cats have an ear-tip “snip” on the tip of their left ear.
- To deter cats from coming onto your property, natural deterrents include fresh orange and lemon peels, citrus scented fragrances, coffee grounds, vinegar, pipe tobacco as well as lavender, lemongrass, citronella and eucalyptus oils.
Registered Volunteers are always needed!
- Registered Volunteer Feeders play an important role in reducing community cat populations by keeping them clean and controlled.
- Cats congregate around feeding locations, making it easier to trap, treat and monitor their populations.
- Feeders are the first to identify pregnant cats and locate new litters of kittens while they are still adoptable.
- Feeders are “first responders” for cats that are ill, protecting pets and even people from the spread of contagious disease.
- Feeders provide key demographic data to help the city prioritize its management efforts.
- SoBe Cats Spay & Neuter coordinates humane trappings with volunteers, and keeps maps and population counts for cat colonies across Miami Beach.
To become a registered volunteer feeder/trapper or to donate, please visit www.sobecatsspayandneuter.org
Click here to visit Miami Dade County’s Animal Services.