Seattle Animal Shelter celebrates World Spay Day with free procedures

To commemorate World Spay Day (February 23, 2016) Seattle Animal Shelter‘s Spay and Neuter Clinic is offering free spay/neuter packages to area pets that are scheduled for surgery between February 22 through 26.

“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. While there is no residency requirement to take advantage of this special offer, 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 $22 for cats/$30 for dogs, and a two-year license is $30 for cats/$40 for dogs.

Dr. Zoulas also recommends having your pet – dog, cat or rabbit – microchipped while it is at the clinic for surgery, as microchips are invaluable for the peace of mind provided by this permanent means of identification should your pet ever become lost or stolen. Microchipping is available at the time of surgery for $30.

Dogs, cats and rabbits can be spayed or neutered at 4 months of age or older.

This promotion is possible in part because of a generous grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

If you are interested in making an appointment for your pet call (206) 386-4260. Spaces are limited.

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