To commemorate World Spay Day (February 25, 2014) Seattle Animal Shelter‘s Spay and Neuter Clinic is offering free spay/neuter packages to area pets scheduled for surgery for the remainder of February.
Microchips and vaccinations will also be offered free for animals having surgery on those days.
“Spaying and neutering allows your pet to have a longer, healthier, happier life,” says Dr. Mary Ellen Zoulas, Director of the shelter’s Spay and Neuter Clinic. “It can reduce the risk of serious health problems, eliminate undesirable behaviors such as fighting and spraying, and reduce inter-dog aggression.”
These surgeries usually cost between $120-$155 for dogs, $85-$90 for cats and $75 for rabbits. Microchips cost $30 and vaccinations run $10 each so this is a great deal!
There is no residency requirement to take advantage of this special offer, however pets of Seattle residents must be currently licensed or a license can be purchased on the day of the appointment. For altered animals, a one-year license is $20 for cats/$27 for dogs or a two-year license is $27 for cats/$37 for dogs.
This year’s special offer is made possible by the city’s Pet Population Control Fund, which provides financial assistance year-round to pet owners who cannot afford the cost of spaying and neutering.
If you are interested in making an appointment for your pet call the Seattle Animal Shelter at (206) 386-4260. Spaces are limited.