TRENTON -- Spaces are available for the state sterilization funding program for qualified residents. The program begins every quarter (while funds last) at various participating veterinary offices in the state to help qualified residents spay or neuter their pets for only $10.
Because spaces go quickly, residents are asked to call early.
Residents in the state can spay and neuter pets at various veterinary offices for $10 if they qualify for the state sterilization funding program. Animals must be current with their rabies shot, or will be required to vaccinate the day of the surgery.
Residents must receive one of the following:
· Food Stamps
· GPA: General Public Assistance
· Rental Assistance
· AFDC: Aid to Families with Dependent Children
· LUC: Lifeline Utility Credit
· Tenants Lifeline Assistance
· SSI: Supplemental Security Income or
· PAAD: Pharmaceutical Assistance to aged and disabled
There are many reasons to spay and neuter pets according to experts. Sterilization of a cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life.
Altering a canine will increase his life an average of one to three years, felines, three to five years.
Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, plyometric, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.
Sterilizing a cat/dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam.
Surveys indicate that as many as 85 percent of dogs hit by cars are unaltered.
The Cape May County Animal Shelter also offers assistance for qualified residents for cats and pit bulls.
For information on the voucher program, or for information on spay and neuter assistance, call 1-800-351-1822 or visit The Animal Alliance of Cape May County http://www.animalalliancecmc.org- click on spay/neuter clinic tab (next to home page).