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Low Cost Spay/Neuter Returns to County Shelter
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Low Cost Spay/Neuter Returns to County Shelter

Looking forward to an early April opening, low-cost animal spay-neuter and vaccination services will be available at the County Animal Shelter Clinic adjacent to the animal shelter at 3839 Bradshaw Road.  The County Board of Supervisors has approved entering into a new service provider agreement with Animal Spay and Neuter, a nonprofit clinic that delivers these needed services.   

“We are very pleased to begin a new partnership with Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic to bring back low cost spay and neutering.  Their reputation and performance are outstanding,” stated Dave Dickinson, County Animal Shelter Director.  “Together we will continue efforts to reduce the number of unwanted animals and provide more resources to fight pet overpopulation.” 

“My co-founders, Nancy McAlpin and Julie Anderson, and I are very excited to be starting a new adventure with Sacramento County.   Our goal is to end the overpopulation problem and to stop the euthanasia of unwanted cats and dogs,” stated Dede Shaw, Chair of the Board of Directors.  “Our new phone number will soon be posted on the County website and on www.animalspayneuter.com.”

Animal Spay and Neuter has been in business since 1993 providing low-cost spay-neuter and vaccination services.  Based in Auburn, California, they have performed more than 230,000 spay-neuter surgeries of dogs and cats since they began and currently are averaging 60-80 surgeries per day.  The County Animal Shelter location will be a second clinic for Animal Spay and Neuter to continue their successful programs. 

Animal Spay and Neuter is well known and has been listed as a resource by many organizations, including the County’s own website, the City of Sacramento Animal Care, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition, the Placer County Animal Services, and several other private, nonprofit organizations. 

Open to the general public, the fees for the sterilization surgeries are:

Cats:

  • $35 - female
  • $25 - male

Dogs:

  • $50 - females 29 pounds or less, plus $10 for each additional ten pounds
  • $40 - males 29 pounds or less, plus $10 for each additional ten pounds

Kittens:

  • $25 – female
  • $15 – male

Puppies:

  • $40 – female
  • $30 – male

The clinic will be open four days a week with a goal of 400 sterilization surgeries per month.  Operating hours have yet to be set and shelter officials are targeting April to open.  The agreement with Animal Spay and Neuter will be no more than two years with two one-year extension options.

To find out about adoptable pets or rescue and promotional programs, visit the Shelter’s website.

Source: Sacramento County E-Newsletter

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