The Dog Liberator™

The Dog Liberator rescues abandoned dogs throughout the Southeast. Based in Central Florida, this non-profit organization fosters all of their dogs in a home environment. Founded in 2009, all dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The Dog Liberator focuses in rescuing the herding breed, which consists of Border Collies, Shepherds, Sheepdogs, Aussies, Collies, and Deaf/Blind Dogs.

Where’s the Beef?

I have wasted an entire afternoon trying to find a low cost spay/neuter clinic in the Miami and West Palm Beach area. What a nightmare.

2-6 month wait for an appointment, and my favorite was a place that claimed it was low cost, but made it mandatory that you bring your pet in for a pre-op appointment, which is $60, and mandatory bloodwork, another $60, on top of the spay/neuter, which includes… blah blah blah.

I know that many counties in South Florida have initiated mandatory spay/neuter laws, but they fall short in providing the ways and means for residence to access it, even if they wanted to.

The lights are on, but no one’s home.

Families are losing their jobs, their homes, and struggling to keep their dogs, yet we see these dogs in kill shelters all of the time. If we want to help, we must help families keep their pets. I’ve often thought about paying a pet deposit for a family who is forced into moving into an apartment. Why not?

About five years ago, a stray cat walked up my driveway. I called my personal vet for a quote to have him neutered… $375.00. Mind you that was five years ago.

We are spinning out of control here, people. I am hereby issuing a call to any vets throughout the entire state of Florida to stand up and help us. God knows I have awesome vets here in the Central Florida area that step up to the plate and care about animal overpopulation.

Heck, charge more for other stuff, but keep the cost of spay/neuter affordable, or we’re all doomed, and we’ll never see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Want to help reduce the number of pets in shelters? Talk to your vet and get involved. Don’t just talk the talk but walk the walk and help educate the professional community why we need low cost spay/neuter programs nationwide.


3 thoughts on “Where’s the Beef?

  1. The only hope of every impacting the number of pets in need of rescue is to go after the primary source and that is unwanted litters. And the number one way of doing that is making spay/neuter affordable. A friend of mine told me her 12-year-old shih tzu was unspayed because her vet charges $350. I told her to contact Aloma Jancy Animal Hospital. They quoted her $100 plus $1/pound, but then gave her a $20 off coupon! She is estatic. And her shih tzu is now spayed!
    Imagine what would happen if Animal Controls were to put 20% of their budget to offsetting spay/neuter costs in their community for a couple of years. Imagine how that could break the breed cycle. Imagine….

  2. In Ctr Brevard Dogs
    $50-$115 to fix by weight/sex…
    Our new state-of the art "low cost" spay/neuter &wellness clinic is now open to the public. This facility is located directly behind the shelter at 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa.The hours of operation:
    l Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (wellness)
    l Thursday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (spays/neuters)
    l Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. (wellness)
    Services include spaying/neutering, vaccinations,heartworm prevention, flea & tick treatment programs & microchipping. CLICK HERE to view a pricing list for clinic services. To schedule an appointment for your pet today, please call (321) 636-3343 ext. 206.

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