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« on: December 18, 2009, 08:56:43 AM »

Florida-Gainesville-Alachua County

St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic
501 SE 2 Street
Gainesville FL 32601.

The Clinic is open Tuesdays from 9AM to 1 PM. No appointment is needed. Clients sign up when they arrive and are called when their turn comes.

The St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic is a walk-in facility that operates in quarters provided by St. Francis House, a Gainesville homeless shelter. Kent Vann, Director of the shelter, supported the project from the beginning and cleared space at the back of the building for clinic operations. From noon until 2 pm every Tuesday, experienced veterinarians report to the clinic, assisted by junior and senior veterinary students taking the elective shelter medicine rotation at the University of Florida.

For sterilization surgery, animals are transported to the College of Veterinary Medicine on SW 20th Ave. Under Dr. Isaza's guidance, the students perform about fifty spay-neuter operations weekly — ten to fifteen of them on pets referred by the St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic. Other surgery requiring the expertise of veterinary faculty is also provided when needed.

Until September 2007, the St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic was just a dream. Dale Kaplan-Stein, Gainesville veterinarian, and Chris Machen, community animal advocate, were searching for a way to get veterinary care to the pets of homeless and low-income residents of Alachua County. They wanted to develop a plan that would include free spay-neuter services for residents who couldn't afford them.

When Dr. Kaplan-Stein and Ms. Machen joined forces with Dr. Natalie Isaza, Director of the new Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, they were able to make the dream a reality. The clinic now offers free spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, heartworm and flea preventive drugs, and treament for sickness or injury to the pets of over five hundred local residents.

All services and goods are provided at no charge and include the following:

Spay and neuter surgery
Microchip implantation for pet identification
Treatment for worms
Nail clipping
Vaccines for distemper, rabies, upper respiratory disease, etc.
Flea and heartworm preventive medicines
Medication for ear infections, skin diseases, arthritis pain, and other problems
Pet food
Pet supplies, such as leashes, collars, shampoo, etc.
Consultation services regarding diagnoses, treatment, home care, etc.

Occasionally, pets other than dogs and cats are brought to the clinic. Veterinary care is available for hamsters, gerbils and other small animals if arrangements are made in advance. Owners should contact us for information.

To be eligible for services and pet care supplies, clients must meet income criteria. Earned income is considered first, but services, goods and discounts received from various needs-based programs are also factors. These include disability payments, Section 8 housing, Medicaid services, food stamps, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 08:57:36 AM »

Florida-Manatee County-

Humane Society of Manatee County
2515 14th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
(941) 747-8808
(941) 747-5702 fax

Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) Program
Cats at large are spayed or neutered; vaccinated for rabies and ear notched for identification purposes. This program is available to people who agree to become the owner, take responsibility for the future care, health and maintenance of the cat. Please call 941-747-8808 x 309 for more information.

Free County Program
Residents of Manatee County may be entitled to two free spay/neuters per address. Income requirements apply. Call ARC (Animal Rescue Coalition) at 941-749-5842 for more information.

FREE spay/neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes for Manatee County residents!

Yes, you read correctly! Thanks to a grant from Florida Animal Friends our clinic is offering FREE spay/neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes while grant monies are still available. You must be a Manatee County resident to qualify for this program. Our clinic’s regular programs are available to all with no residency or income requirements. Surgery is by appointment only so call 941-747-8808 x 302 today before these funds are gone.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 08:58:38 AM »

Florida-Keys area-

The Xena Fund
1325 South Street
Key West, FL  33040
(305) 294-1019

Providing Emergency Vet Care for all pets in Key West and the Lower Keys

How to receive help from the Xena Fund

To receive help from the Xena Fund, the procedures are simple.

The Xena Fund supports pets and their owners in two ways. 

First, the Xena Fund reimburses Veterinarians for their emergency care for your pet.  Therefore, if you are in any type of financial need, have your vet call the Xena Fund at (305) 294-1019.  We rely on the vet's recommendation to help in the care of the pet.

The Xena Fund makes one-time grants payable directly to the vet for your pet's care.

Secondly, the Xena Fund will help those pet owners who are on a fixed income.  If you are on a fixed income, the Xena Fund will pay for annual visits to the vet and any preventative medications and annual vaccinations.

If you fall into this category, let your veterinarian know of your situation.  The vet will know of our policy to reimburse them for their annual visit care.

You will be required to sign a form requesting help for your pet.

Please remember when calling the Xena Fund:

Speak Clearly for the answering machine

Leave your name, phone number, your pet's name and the best time to be reached

Leave your vet's name and phone number.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 08:59:54 AM »

Florida-Palm Beach County-

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control
Main Facility
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(561) 233-1200

West County Pahokee Facility:
3615 SR 715
(561) 924-5656

Palm Beach Post April 28, 2009

"The winning poster will provide the logo for the West County Free Spay/Neuter Clinic in Pahokee, which hands out donated pet food to familes that need help feeding their pets."

WPTV-Palm Beach March 19, 2009

PAHOKEE, FL--Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is announcing the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new West County free Spay/Neuter Clinic for dogs and cats.  

The opening will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m.  The new facility is located at 3615 State Road 715, in Pahokee.

The surgery is free to Palm Beach County residents with a $25 fee for the required rabies vaccination, license tag and microchip.  Residents may start calling 561-924-5657 now to make appointments to have their pets sterilized.

October 6, 2009

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is looking for donations of dog and cat food to stock the Pahokee Pet Food Bank in order to assist low income or indigent pet owners in need of food for their pets.  The food bank is located at the West County Spay/Neuter Clinic in Pahokee, Florida. This facility operates to actively reduce pet overpopulation by offering free sterilization for cats and dogs to all residents.

The West County facility is located in one of Palm Beach County’s most impoverished regions. Many animals are left to fend for themselves because families can no longer afford to care for them.  Any contribution is greatly appreciated.  The food bank will accept any brand of dog or cat food, any size bag, and any canned or unopened bags of dry food only if the product has not expired or been damaged.

Donations may be brought to Animal Care and Control’s main shelter in West Palm Beach, 7100 Belvedere Road, or the West County facility, 3615 State Road 715, Pahokee.

For more information, please call (561) 233-1222.  For information about the Pahokee free Spay/Neuter Clinic, call (561) 924-5657.

Spay Shuttle mobile spay/neuter bus normally operates Monday through Friday each week in the parking lot at Animal Care and Control - call 561-233-1261 for appointments, directions or any schedule changes. During the month of November, the Spay Shuttle is being repainted and having the graphics replaced. Those with scheduled appointments during this time will need to report to the main lobby entrance where staff will be available. The spay/neuter surgeries will be performed at the main facility of Animal Care and Control, 7100 Belvedere Road, WPB.

West County Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at 3615 State Road 715 in Pahokee. The spay or neuter surgery for dogs and cats is free to any pet owner residing in Palm Beach County. There is a small fee of $25 for the required rabies vaccination, rabies license tag and microchip. Call for an appointment at (561) 924-5657. With proof of public assistance, the rabies vaccination, license tag and microchip fee is waived.

Rabies vaccinations and microchipping are available for dogs and cats four months and older at the main shelter location, 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. The hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This service is not available on Sunday or Monday. If the veterinarian is not available on Saturday, this service cannot be provided. Please call 561-233-1272 before visiting the shelter to assure a veterinarian is available. The rabies vaccination is $15, the license tag is $15 and the microchip is $5 for each spayed or neutered dog or cat. For animals that have not been sterilized, the fee is $75 for the license tag and $20 for the microchip. County ordinance requires that all dogs and cats must be wearing a current rabies license tag.

Suggest contacting them for more information.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 09:00:32 AM »

Florida-Key West-

Florida Keys SPCA
5230 College Road (Stock Island)
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-4857

In addition to our adoption program, we offer services such as Low-Cost Spay and Neuter, Microchipping and retail pet supplies.


We have microchip permanent identification for your pets. Please call for details.
(305) 294-4857

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

We offer low-cost spay and neuter. Call to make an appointment.
(305) 292-4600
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 09:01:19 AM »


Collier Spay and Neuter Clinic
2544 Northbrooke Plaza Dr.
Naples, FL   34119

Low-cost spay and neuter.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 09:01:48 AM »

Florida-Tampa area-

ACT-Animal Coalition of Tampa
1719 W Lemon Street
Tampa, Florida 33606-1030
(813) 250-3900

Spay and neuter information.

Wellness clinic-vaccinations and microchipping.


Tampa Bay Online December 30, 2009

Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT), 1719 W. Lemon St., Tampa, offers a low-cost shot clinic and spay-neuter, and a traveling "neuter scooter."
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 09:02:16 AM »

Florida-Tampa area-

Humane Society of Tampa Bay
3607 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 876-7138

Low cost spay and neuter clinic and wellness clinics.


Tampa Bay Online December 30, 2009

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center offer free vaccinations for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (January 2, 2010) at the Wimauma Civic Center, 5705 Hillsborough St., Wimauma.

Pet food, blankets, bowls and other donated items will be distributed free as long as they last.

The clinic is open to Hillsborough County residents only. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in carriers. Animals must be 8 weeks old to receive distemper vaccines and at least 3 months old to receive rabies shots.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 09:03:00 AM »

Florida-Tampa area-

SPCA-Tampa Bay
9099 130th Avenue North
Largo, FL 33773
Phone: 727-586-3591 - Main Line
Fax: 727-499-0368

Our Friends of Family Pets Spay/Neuter Program assists people who are on limited income (earning $20,000 or less and $5,000 for each dependant), or facing financial hardship, by providing a deeply discounted pet spay or neuter service made possible through the support of local area veterinarians. In addition, the SPCA Tampa Bay’s new Fix-A-Pit program offers free spay/neuter surgeries to owned Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes. Our spay/neuter services have benefited over 4,300 pets in the last five years. To apply for these programs, visit the SPCA Tampa Bay on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm. No appointment needed, but remember to bring your Form 1040.

Fix a Pit free spay/neuter for Pit Bull/Pit Bull mixes.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 09:03:32 AM »

Florida-Vero Beach/Indian River County-

The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County
6230 77th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32967-5009
Main Number: 772.388.3331   
Fax: 772.388.3981

My Hometown News January 28, 2010

Humane Society opens emergency fund for injured animals

"The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is calling on the community to help animals recently injured by fire and a shooting.

"Donations to the emergency fund can be made online at There will be a text box to specify your reason for donating. Donations can also be mailed the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, Teddy Bear/Puma emergency fund at P.O. Box 644, Vero Beach, 32961."

Pet food, spay/neuter assistance, limited medical assistance are also available.  Contact the shelter for more details.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 09:04:26 AM »

Florida-Oakland Park-

The Pet Project
1164 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste 308
Oakland Park, FL 33334-2709
954.568.5678 (Office)
954.561.1987 (Fax)

Who Are Pet Project Clients?
We currently have multiple service, the foodbank for which we do charge a fee and vaccinations, heart worm medication and flea medication which are free. The amount a client pays is based on an objective numerical analysis of a client’s income and expenses. A prospective client’s low income status is confirmed by having a client fill out an extensive financial profile demonstrating their level of income and expenses. At intake, a client verifies their income by showing an intake staff person their SSD/SSI check stub, or bank statement with the SSD/SSI deposit on it; a paycheck stub; an affidavit that they are unemployed and have no other source of income, etc.

Clients living at or below poverty level, according to the Federal Poverty Guidelines, automatically receive a 90% subsidy (the highest subsidy we offer).
The cost to the client is then determined by the food choices, he or she makes, multiplied by the food subsidy factor. Before a client comes on line, they sign and return a copy of the explanation of their subsidy and cost and pick-up schedule.

The Pet Project limits its services to low income people living with living with a severely disabling or terminal disease. The Pet Project provides equal opportunity for access to services for all low income people living with chronic and debilitating or life threatening illnesses, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, or sex.

Services available to clients:

A food bank of low cost pet food.
Home delivery of pet food for clients with limited mobility.
Discounted and/or low cost annual vaccinations, including heart worm prevention.
Referrals to discounted and/or low cost basic veterinary services.

Referals to discounted and/or low cost spay/neuter services.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 09:05:02 AM »

Florida-Longwood/Orlando area-

Central Florida Pet Pantry
Pantry Location:
7800 S US HWY
17-92 Ste 174
Fern Park, Fl. 32730

Pantry Hours:

Mailing Address:
PO Box 917573
Longwood, FL. 32791

321-252-CFAP 2327

Spay and neuter programs
Information and referrals about low cost veterinary care
Pet supply for collars and leashes

Low cost/no cost pet grooming for medical reasons
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2009, 09:05:32 AM »

Florida-Orlando area-

SPCA of Central Florida
Orlando Facility
2727 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839
(Across from new Millenia Mall)
P) 407-351-SPCA (7722) F) 407-352-2070

Sanford Facility
2800 County Home Road
Sanford, FL 32772
(Next to Flea World, Highway 17-92)
P) 407-323-8685 F) 407-323-3792

The public clinics of the SPCA of Central Florida provide high quality, affordable, out-patient veterinary care to the pets of our region. There are no geographic restrictions to access our public clinics. In fact, clients come from the five county region (Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, and Volusia).

To make an appointment for our Orlando clinic (now open 7 days a week), call:

407-351-7722, extension 226 for spay/neuter appointments.
407-351-7722, extension 227 for general vet care appointments.
To make an appointment for our Sanford clinic (open Tuesday - Saturday), call:

407-323-8685, extension 226 for spay/neuter appointments.
407-323-8685, extension 224 for general vet care appointments.
407-323-8685, extension 228: Appointment cancellation line.
407-323-8685, extension 225: For post-surgical complications or for complications from heartworm treatments

407-323-8685, extension 227: Sanford Wellness Line

More information on the two clinics at link.
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 09:07:52 AM »

Florida-Pinellas Park-Tampa/St. Pete area-

SPOT-Stop Pet Overpopulation Together
P.O. Box 1341
Pinellas Park, FL 33780   

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
Tuesday thru Friday

Low Cost Vaccines, Testing, Microchipping & Nail trimming available for Pets that are already fixed or scheduled to be fixed from 9am-12pm Tuesday thru Friday!
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 09:08:22 AM »

Florida-Port Orange/Volusia County-

HARP-Humanitarian Animal Relief Program
317 A Magnolia St.Port Orange, FL
(386) 795-7323

Humanitarian Animal Relief Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian program.
Our goal is to help human companion animals through hard economical times. There is no gidelines for who we help. We rely on the goodness of the people asking for help. All you have to do is ask. We are fully run by volunteers and funded by donations from those people that can afford to give to those that are less fortunate. We are currently planning a food drive in the Volusia County area.
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