The City of Coral Gables does not provide animal care services. Miami-Dade County Animal Services is the agency charged with the responsibility of enforcing Chapter 5 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, as well as Florida Statute 828, which deals primarily with animal cruelty issues.
If you’ve lost your pet in Coral Gables, it is recommended that you search websites such as:
Miami Dade Lost Pets
Miami-Dade County Animal Services - Lost and Found
You may place “lost pet” announcements in Miami Herald classified ads or bulletin boards such as those found in supermarkets or community centers, if given permission. Please check all animal shelters first to see if your pet was picked up by Animal Services.
For additional information, including tips to find your lost pet..
Important Pet Information
If you’re looking to adopt a pet, there are several places you can find the perfect cat or dog waiting for you ready to become a member of your family.
The Humane Society of Greater Miami is an adoption facility dedicated to placing every dog and cat in its care into a loving home.
Miami-Dade County Animal Services also has an Adopt-a-Pet program. You can view adoptable pets by visiting county animal shelters.
PET LICENSING & VACCINATION
Once you’ve brought a new pet to your home, it is important to obtain the required license tag which they should wear at all times.
All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are four months of age or older are required to be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian against rabies. They also need to be revaccinated 12 months after the initial vaccination.
You can also microchip your pet which will give your pet the voice they don’t have. Microchips are tiny capsules that are inserted under your pet’s skin which contain a unique identification number that links you and your pet.
For additional information on how to obtain a license tag, vaccinations or microchips for your pet,
SPAY & NEUTER SERVICES
For Dogs : Miami-Dade County Animal Services offers donor-subsidized ($30 owner co-pay) spay/neuter services for dogs under 50 lbs, every Tuesday and Wednesday, on the Mobile Unit stationed at the Animal Services shelter located at 7401 NW 74th Street . Proof of current rabies vaccination for dogs over 4 months of age is required.
For Cats : Miami-Dade County Animal Services offers donor-subsidized spay/neuter services for cats every Thursday and Friday at the shelter located at 7401 NW 74th Street . This service is $15 and is available to Miami-Dade residents only. .
Spay/neuter services are also provided by the Humane Society of Greater Miami at its facilities. For more information, contact 305-696-0800.
The Cat Network also provides low-cost spay/neuter services through its convenient “Miami Meow Mobile.” For more information, contact 305-233-9958.