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Pet owners get financial break

Sacramento and Yolo County pet owners can now apply to have their pets spayed or neutered for just $20 per dog and $15 per cat as part of “Spay Day Sacramento” on March 6.  This is a savings of 90 percent or more on this routine, but important veterinary procedure.  Spaying or neutering dogs and cats leads to better health and improved behavior and reduces the number of animals entering area shelters.

Qualifying pet owners must be either Sacramento or Yolo County residents and have an annual household income of $35,000 or less.  There is a 2 animal (dog and/or cat) limit per household.  Proof of income will be required. Applicants will receive instructions when they complete the online application. The cash payment of $15 per cat and $20 per dog will be required the day of the appointment.

To fill out the Spay Day appointment application, go to www.sacanimal.org. SAAC volunteers will call applicants beginning Jan. 22 to schedule appointments. Most appointments will be on March 6 at various Sacramento and Yolo County clinics and animal shelters, but there will also be some appointments available in the weeks leading up to Spay Day. 

Applications for appointments will not be accepted by telephone. Pet owners  without Internet access are encouraged to visit a public library to apply. 

Spay Day is organized by the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC), a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating pet overpopulation in the Sacramento area. SAAC has provided spay/neuter surgeries to more than 6,000 dogs and cats since 2000 through Spay Day Sacramento.