Pet Information – Florida Animal Friend

Providing you with information on pet ownership, fun animal facts, and Florida Animal Friend’s mission to end pet overpopulation by supporting low-cost or free spay and neuter programs throughout the state of Florida.


Alteration and how it changes your animal's body.


Feb 20

February 12, 2020

What Effects Does Alteration Have on an Animal?

By FMG Digital /

Spaying and neutering, also known as alteration, refers to the surgical removal of certain reproductive organs from an animal. Many...

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Feral Cats in Florida


Jan 20

January 23, 2020

Feral Cats in Florida: Does Ear Clipping Hurt the Animal?

By FMG Digital /

Feral cats in Florida are often part of trap-neuter-release (TNR) programs, which are critical for managing the population of homeless cats in the wild. Clipping a cat’s ear (also called ear-tipping) after it has been neutered or spayed signals to the community that organizers don’t need to spend time and resources trapping a feral cat and prepping it for the procedure.

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Dog & Cat Playing


Dec 19

December 24, 2019

Keep Your Pets and Homeless Pets Safe During the Holidays

By FMG PM / Homeless Pets

The holidays are a time of good tidings and cheer. But while we’re enjoying chocolate, sugary treats and lights and...

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End Animal Homelessness with Florida Animal Friend


Nov 19

November 20, 2019

How to Combat Animal Homelessness in Florida

By FMG Digital / Spay & Neuter

For animal lovers, seeing homeless pets roam the streets is heartbreaking. So much so that many might try to feed...

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Community Outreach Spay and Neuter Programs


Nov 19

November 19, 2019

Caring for Pets and Communities Beyond Spay and Neuter

By FMG PM / Spay & Neuter

Spay and neuter operations are a crucial way to help Florida’s animal population, but for us, it’s even more than...

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Spaying reduces feral cat population.


Oct 19

October 30, 2019

How Spaying Your Cat Saves Animal Lives

By FMG Digital /

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 3.4 million cats enter shelters every year....

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Ear-Tipping Cats


Oct 19

October 3, 2019

What Does It Mean If a Cat has a Clipped Ear?

By FMG Digital / Spay & Neuter

Ear-tipping is an important, mostly painless procedure to help identify cats that have participated in these programs. It is a vital signal for the community and allows organizers to manage the feral cat community better. 

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Aug 19

August 28, 2019

2019 Recommendations on Spaying and Neutering

By FMG Digital /

Deciding to spay or neuter your animal can lead to a lot of questions like “when is the best time?”...

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Feeding Feral Animals


Aug 19

August 15, 2019

How Feeding Feral Animals Affects Our Ecosystem

By FMG Digital /

When you see a cat roaming the streets, your first instinct might be to put out a tin of food...

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Harmful Summer Insects


Jul 19

July 29, 2019

Top 4 Insects Harmful for Pets & 4 Ways to Protect Them This Summer

By FMG Digital /

Summer is a fun time to spend outdoors with friends and family. And not just with your human friends and...

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