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Pinellas County offers low cost feline spay and neuter program
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Pinellas County offers low cost feline spay and neuter program

Pinellas County, Florida -- To help relieve the problem of cat overpopulation in Pinellas County, Animal Services is now offering financial assistance so that eligible cat owners who could not otherwise afford to spay or neuter their pets can have the surgery done at the county shelter.

The low-cost feline spay and neuter program for citizens on public assistance began April 2.

“This is a good start toward our goal of a low cost spay and neuter program,” said Pinellas County Animal Services Interim Director Will Davis. “This action will help us with our mission of reducing the cat overpopulation in this county.”

The cat must be in good health between the ages of 3 months and 8 years of age.

The cost is $35 for a female cat and $25 for a male cat. There is a limit of two surgeries per household per year. Surgical appointments are required. Failing to call prior to the surgery appointment or rescheduling more than once will result in disqualification. There are no refunds.

To schedule a surgery, owners must come into the shelter in person and provide: proof that they receive public assistance, completed paperwork and payment for surgery. They must also have proof of rabies vaccination and license, or purchase a rabies vaccination for $10 and a county license for $20.

Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 4:30 p.m. The adoption center is also open the third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. To reclaim a lost pet, visit the shelter between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The facility is closed Sunday and holidays.

For news on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call (727) 582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is (727) 582-2604.

For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org, now with LiveChat, or create a shortcut to www.pinellascounty.org/mobile on any smartphone. Pinellas County government is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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