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Animal Shelter announces low cost spay and neuter programs for county residents

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The Porter County Animal Shelter announces two low cost spay/neuter programs available beginning Tuesday, April 9, one for cats and one for dogs.

These spay/neuter programs are available to all dog and cat owners, not just low income households.

The dog program will be available through the National Animal Welfare Society (NAWS) of Mokena, Ill. The Anderson Feline Population Reduction Center in Beverly Shores will be offering the cat program.

NAWS will schedule a monthly dog transport from the Porter County Animal Shelter to their animal clinic from April through October, with the first transport occurring April 9.

Interested dog owners can make an appointment to have their pets picked up at the Porter County Animal Shelter in the mornings at 6 a.m. for the surgery, and the dogs will be returned to the Shelter for the owner to reclaim around 6:30 p.m.

Costs for the dog spay/neuter are $75, with a reduced cost of $65 for pit bull or pit bull mixes, along with a $10 transport fee. There are additional costs for dogs over 75 lbs. ($10), pregnant dogs or dogs in heat ($15), or dogs with Crypt Orchid ($25). Incidental costs may also include pain medications ($12) and E-Collars ($8).

NAWS will also offer reduced fees for vaccines, micro chipping and heart worm tests. To make an appointment and schedule transport, or with questions regarding fees, contact Tara at NAWS at (708) 383-1361.

The Anderson Feline Population Reduction Clinic at 12 US Highway 12 in Beverly Shores offers low cost spay/neuter for cats on Saturdays.

The cost for feline spay/neuter is $50 and includes exam, rabies tag, parasite prevention, flea treatment, pain medication and antibiotics.

To schedule an appointment, contact the Clinic at (219) 861-9006.



Posted 3/21/2013