We believe pet ownership is not just for those with a financial safety net; all pets deserve quality of life and a safe, loving home. Still, veterinary care is a luxury for many Miami residents when in reality, it is the key to a strong and rewarding human/animal bond. Pet overpopulation is at the root of Miami's animal welfare issues. Our programs strive to save lives by preventing unwanted litters and increasing access to veterinary care for pets and their families who would not otherwise have it.
Spay/Neuter: MVF programs fill a void and complement the work of long-standing, large-scale providers of spay/neuter, such as Miami-Dade Animal Services and Humane Society. Our network of 21 participating veterinary clinics spans throughout Miami-Dade County. Network veterinarians and staff focus on spaying & neutering, as this is THE key starting place. Income-qualified residents receive free or low co-pay sterilization & rabies vaccine for owned cats/dogs. The County is home to approx. 500,000 roaming cats (many intact). Science tells us that 60% of litters born outdoors perish. Caring residents and humane trappers bring more than 5,000 community cats for free sterilization annually to MVF clinics. This effort alone contributes to thousands of feline lives saved each year.
Project Unleashed: Our monthly wellness and prevention clinic, known as Project Unleashed, sees, on average, 50 cats/dogs per event from Miami's most under-resourced neighborhoods. With your support, we can increase services and reach more residents, pets in need, and stray animals.
Pets for Life (PFL): Our PFL program provides services to people and pets who otherwise would not receive veterinary care or a pet support system. We continue to conduct door-to-door community outreach removing barriers to pet services and building long-lasting relationships with the marginalized in our community. This program also requires a dispatch role to facilitate critical care for emergent pets.