The only proven method to decrease shelter intake and death of adoptable companion animals is through targeted high-volume spay/neuter programs.

A comparative sterilization program that has proven effective is First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville, Florida.  In the last seven years they’ve performed over 71,000 surgeries, which have directly impacted euthanasia and intake rates in Duval County by 65% and 33%, respectively.  In the first four years of this program intake rates decreased by 23.1%.

Replicating a program like this in Miami-Dade would result in an immediate four-year decrease in shelter intake of up to 8,547 animals.

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