Homestead Community Spay or Neuter Clinic
Animal Services and the City of Homestead have teamed up to open and offer spay or neuter services in Homestead. Services are for Miami-Dade County residents only.
- We accept 40 appointments per day for either cats or dogs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
- Vaccination and microchips are also available at the time of surgery, however, licenses will need to be purchased at either the Animal Services main shelter or any 311 Service Direct Office.
- There are no upper-weight limit restrictions.
- We are also offering the TNR Program for cats.
- To schedule an appointment, call 311.
In accordance to R-512-16, Veterans who produce a DD-214 will be able to have their cat or dog Spayed or Neutered at no charge.
Eligibility & Requirements
- The pet owner must be a Miami-Dade County resident.
- Spay & neuter surgeries are by appointment only.
- Pet must be checked-in by 7:30 a.m. the day of the animal's scheduled surgery.
- No food or water after 9 p.m. the night before surgery.
- Pets must be at least three months old and weigh over three pounds.
- Veterinarian may decline surgery due to health reasons.
- Proof of current rabies vaccination for pets over four months of age must be presented at check-in.
- Rabies vaccine can be obtained the day of surgery.
- Microchip implants can be obtained on the day of surgery.
Caring For Your Pet After Surgery
Spaying and neutering is one of the most responsible ways dog owners can care for their pet.
Female animals are spayed, which means their ovaries and uterus are surgically removed and they are unable to go into heat or get pregnant.
Male animals are neutered, which means their testicles are surgically removed. After surgery, the male cat or dog will be unable to impregnate females.
Here’s some tips to care for your pet after surgery:
- There are no skin sutures to be removed, but your pet has been tattooed. This is to identify him/her as sterilized.
- Check the incision twice daily and watch for any discharge, foul odor or significant swelling.
- Contact a veterinarian immediately if you notice vomiting, diarrhea, weakness or continued bleeding.
- Don’t allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision, as it will delay healing.
- It may be necessary for you to purchase an Elizabethan collar at your local pet supply store to prevent your pet from injuring himself or herself.
- Your pet was given anesthesia for surgery, which sometimes makes pets feel nauseous. Offer your pet a small amount of food and water but if they do not want to eat, do not force them.
- Your pet was also given an injection of a pain reliever (Rimadyl®) that lasts 24-hours. Do not give your pet any other medications, especially human medications which are deadly to pets.
- Although spay or neuter is a common surgery, it is still a major surgery. Therefore, it is very important to limit their activity to allow them to recover.
- Do not allow them to run, jump or engage in rough play for a full week after surgery.
- A pet normally kept outdoors should be kept indoors for at least 24-hours as they recover from the anesthesia.
- For cats, please use shredded newspaper instead of litter to help keep the incision clean.
- You may bathe your pet after seven days, but do not submerge him in water and do not scrub the incision.
Locations and Hours
Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic1034 NE 8th St, FL 33030Thursday9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Friday9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Saturday9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.