Huntsville Animal Services reminds residents of low-cost sterilization options

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Animal Services reminds residents of inexpensive options for neutering and neutering their pets.

The department reminded residents of ways to obtain low-cost, income-based programs to help with the procedure. Animal Services said Huntsville pet owners who receive state or federally subsidized assistance or who have an adjusted gross income of $35,000 or less are eligible for the Fixin’ Alabama Spay/ Neuter.

Owners of eligible pets can visit Huntsville Animal Services at 4950 Triana Blvd SW to show proof of eligibility and receive a voucher for the program. The owner can then redeem the voucher when scheduling a spaying operation for their pet with a participating veterinarian. The pet owner will also receive a free lifetime license for the new spayed or neutered pet.

Animal Services said the Spay/Neuter Action Project (SNAP) also assists with low-cost spaying and neutering procedures for eligible pet owners in Madison County.

Director of Animal Services, Dr Karen Sheppard, said neutering pets is a key step in tackling homeless animal populations.

“We used to take 7-10 [animals] a typical day,” she said. “Lately, it’s been common for us to take 25 or more in a single day. A few weeks ago, we welcomed 34 in one day.

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Sheppard said while the need for adopters in animal foster homes remains, the need to spay and neuter pets is also pressing.


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