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Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

Pet owners: We've learned of a free spay and neuter service in Miami-Dade County.

Every first Friday of the month, the county's Animal Services Department is offering the surgical procedure for dogs and cats, at no charge. 

(Photo from Miami-Dade Animal Services' Facebook page)

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Billed as “Free First Friday,” the event takes place at Robbie’s Feed & Supply, 22390 SW 177th Ave., Miami. Organizers have said they alternate between cats and dogs per Friday, so be sure to check which pet is eligible on any given month.

Also, space is limited, so appointments are recommended. To reserve your pet's spot, call 311. For more information on the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department, click here


Publix: Get your pet medications at the pharmacy

Did you know Publix fills pet meds? The Lakeland-based supermarket giant makes it convenient to pick up your prescriptions – and your pet’s – in a one-stop shopping experience.

All Florida locations offer heartworm and flea/tick prescriptions, as well as antibiotics and allergy medicine. Find out more by clicking here

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