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Oct. 4, 2006

Low-income pet owners: Get free and low-cost spay or neutering

King County Animal Services and rescue organization Pasado's Safe Haven (external link) are partnering to provide free and reduced cost veterinary services at easily accessible locations throughout King County in October with a Mobile Spay station—also known as the "neuter scooter."

Spaying and neutering are common, humane surgical procedures that cause a little discomfort for pets in the days after surgery. However, long term benefits include reducing the chance of certain cancers, and eliminating accidental breeding and pet overpopulation.

Veterinary staff will perform free spay and neuters on any pet belonging to individuals on public assistance—they just need to bring two towels and proof of participation in public assistance programs such as SSI/SD, Food Stamps, Major VA, WIC, Section 8 housing, or unemployment compensation. The Mobile Spay Station will also offer low-cost micro-chipping, vaccinations, and flea control for dogs and cats.

Other County residents can also bring their pets for reduced-cost spaying and neutering during the month: just $20 for male cat neuter and $30 for female cat spay. Male dog neutering is available for $40 and female dog spaying is just $50.

The neuter scooter stops will include an all-day special on neutering for male dogs and cats on Oct. 27 at the King County Animal Shelter in Kent: just five cents for the surgery!

Pasado's Safe Haven is subsidizing the costs of the surgeries as part of its ongoing work to reduce pet overpopulation and decrease the number of unwanted and abandoned pets.

For more information, call King County Animal Control at 206-296-PETS or Pasado's Safe Haven at 360-793-9393.

Surgery Day tips

  1. Surgeries are first come, first served.
  2. LIMIT one dog per family and two cats per family.
  3. All services must be paid for in cash.
  4. No food for the pet after 10 p.m. the night before surgery or the morning of. Water is okay.
  5. Arrive at location NO LATER than 6 a.m. for dogs, 6:30 am for cats.
  6. Each cat must be in a carrier, box or pillowcase. Dogs must be on a leash.
Mobile spay station schedule for October 2006
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Oct. 3: Everett Safeway Food Store, 4128 Rucker Oct. 4: Marysville Safeway Food Store, 1258 State Ave., Marysville, 98270 Oct. 5: Frontier Village Safeway Food Store, 717 Hwy 9, Lake Stevens Oct. 6: Darrington-NEW!! Meet at the prkg lot on the corner of Darrington and Givens streets Oct. 7: Monroe Safeway Prking Lot near DSHS office 19705 Highway 2
Oct. 10: Everett Safeway Food Store, 4128 Rucker Oct. 11: Snohomish-NEW!!! 1119 13th St., beside Top Foods, behind Kentucky Fried Chicken Oct. 12: Bothell Safeway Food Store, Thrasher’s Corner, 20711 Bothell-Everett Hwy Oct. 13: Granite Falls Red Apple Market, 115 N. Granite Ave. Oct. 14: Monroe Safeway Parking Lot near DSHS office, 19705 Highway 2
Oct. 17: Gold Bar Gold Bar Family Grocer, Hwy 2 Oct. 18: Sultan Red Apple Market, Hwy 2 Oct. 19: Granite Falls Red Apple Market, 115 North Granite Ave. Oct. 20: Snoqualmie Falls, City of Snoqualmie Pkg lot, next to Sahara/Pizza Bowl, 7940 Railroad Ave. Oct. 21: Monroe Safeway Parking Lot near DSHS office, 19705 Highway 2
Oct. 24: Renton Keppler's Feed Store, 16442 SE Renton-Issaquah Rd Oct. 25: Boulevard Park Seattle Thriftway, 12000 Des Moines Memorial Dr. S. Oct. 26: King County Animal Shelter, 21615 64th Ave S., Kent Oct. 27: King County Animal Shelter, NEUTER SCOOTER FOR A NICKEL, Male Animals Only—cents, 21615 64th Ave. S., Kent Oct. 28: Monroe Safeway Parking Lot near DSHS office, 19705 Highway 2