Additional Spay/Neuter Vouchers Available Throughout August
2013-08-13 · By Editor
Throughout the rest of August, Long Beach Animal Care Services will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village.
Animal Care Services usually offers a limited number of vouchers on the first Thursday of the month; however, thanks to the generous support of our community the program has been increased this month and vouchers are being offered each day Animal Care Services is open in August.
Vouchers are only valid at participating veterinary hospitals and clinics, and will only be distributed to Long Beach residents and the Long Beach Animal Care Services contract cities of Los Alamitos, Cerritos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. Only one voucher will be distributed per household. Additional vouchers may be distributed upon request subject to availability and supervisor approval.
In addition to the discounted cost of a dog license, spaying or neutering pet helps reduce companion animal overpopulation. Sterilization increases the chance your cat or dog will have a longer healthier life and have a lower risk of developing a number of expensive and deadly diseases. Finally, sterilization can make your dog or cat a better pet, reducing their urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt.
All five cities within the Animal Care Services jurisdiction require dogs to be licensed. In Long Beach cats are required to be licensed with current rabies shots and spayed/neutered.
In order to qualify for a voucher, pet owners must provide proof of address through photo ID or utility bill. Owners must pay the remaining balance of the spay or neuter procedure directly to the veterinary hospital. Animal Care Services will reimburse the veterinary hospital for up to $30 of the procedure. Availability and pricing will vary; please call ahead for pricing and appointment information. A full listing of participating veterinarians can be found at www.longbeach.gov/acs under Spay & Neuter Programs.
The goal of Long Beach Animal Care Services is to make Long Beach the safest large city in California for people and animals through the promotion of responsible pet ownership and recreation. LBACS serves 600,000 residents and pets in Long Beach, Cerritos, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Signal Hill.
Animal Care Services is located at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring Street in Long Beach. The Village is open Wednesday through Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm and is closed on Mondays, Tuesday and holidays.