ASPCA® OPENS NEW COMMUNITY VETERINARY CENTER IN LIBERTY CITY TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE VETERINARY SERVICES FOR PET OWNERSBuilt in partnership with Miami-Dade County, the ASPCA Community Veterinary Center will have a meaningful, direct impact on thousands of Miami-Dade pets and pet owners each year
MIAMI – The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the grand opening of the ASPCA Community Veterinary Center in Liberty City in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) and Miami-Dade County. The ASPCA Community Veterinary Center brings affordable and accessible veterinary services to pets and pet owners in Miami-Dade County, including the Liberty City area – a critically underserved community with limited access to veterinary care.
The ASPCA aims to create better access to services for pet owners and improve the health and welfare of dogs and cats in Liberty City through the opening of this new Center. The Center will offer partially and fully subsidized basic and preventive care to companion animals including vaccinations, treatment for infections and other minor issues, and spay/neuter surgeries. The Center will have a meaningful, direct impact on improving the lives of thousands of Miami-Dade pets and pet owners each year.
“Making veterinary services both accessible and affordable is key to keeping pets healthy and safe in their homes,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO. “Whether it’s providing vaccinations, flea and tick medication, or minor medical care, the ASPCA Community Veterinary Center will play a vital role in preserving the loving and dependent bonds between Liberty City residents and their animals.”
The ASPCA Community Veterinary Center is located at 1320 NW 62nd Street in Miami and will be open Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pets are seen by appointment only.
“Liberty City was a veterinary desert, with little access to care for residents’ pets. As we serve Miami-Dade County’s pets and pet owners, we wanted to meet our residents where the need is greatest. Opening this Center with the ASPCA will do just that,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services.
In the year leading up to the opening of the Center, the ASPCA began its work in Liberty City to bring critical resources to pets and people, including pet enclosures/houses, pet food and pet supplies. The ASPCA also recently formed a partnership with Farm Share, in which Liberty City residents are provided with free pet food and supplies as part of a monthly food distribution.
The efforts in Liberty City are part of a larger commitment that the ASPCA has made in Miami-Dade County to help animals, focusing on pet retention. On a national level, the ASPCA is continuing to develop initiatives that serve the most vulnerable animals and help keep pets in their homes where they belong.
For more information about the ASPCA’s work in Miami, including how to receive services from the ASPCA Community Veterinary Center, please visit ASPCA.org/Miami.