Miami-Dade Animal Services continues to help care for animals throughout the county and has established a program to help residents get medical care for their pets.
The WOW Mobile, which stands for Wellness on Wheels, provides essential veterinary services like vaccinations and check-ups to ensure your pet is healthy.
You can also have your dog or cat tested for heartworm and other parasites, and the best part is that all services are free. Here’s the catch: you must be a resident of Miami-Dade County to qualify for free care.
The WOW Mobile was donated to Miami-Dade Animal Services by the Friends of Miami Animals to make medical treatment affordable and accessible. The free services were paid for with FOMA grants in year one, and now in year two, the county pays the tab.
Keeping your pet healthy is not the only service offered. The WOW Mobile is also dedicated to pet safety by offering a microchip, to help give pet parents an extra sense of security.
The Clear the Shelters campaign continues throughout August, and Miami-Dade County wants to help new pet owners care for their new furry friends by offering this free service.
Event organizers are targeting areas considered “vet wastelands” – places that don’t have typical vet services nearby when deciding where to park the WOW Mobile.
If you are a Miami-Dade County resident and would like to take advantage of free pet care, the WOW Mobile is currently parked next to Robbie’s Feed and Supply near the Redlands, where it will remain until the end of the August.
After that, it will unfold and head to its next location for another three-month stay.