Mesa County Animal Services helps reduce neutering costs at local veterinarians

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Mesa County Animal Services is working with eleven participating local veterinarians to provide spaying and neutering vouchers to pet owners.

This is thanks to a generous grant from the Animal Assistance Foundation and will reduce costs to $25 per animal. The only requirement is proof of current rabies vaccination. The program runs from March 1 to September 30. Spaying and neutering helps dogs in shelters get adopted and find homes by promoting “adopt, don’t buy.” In addition to reducing the pet population.

“This prevents unwanted litters from ending up at the shelter,” said Mesa County Animal Services Director Doug Frye. “The shelter is not the place for an animal, we try to get it into a home or rescue it to get it out of the shelter ASAP. But if we can stop those litters to begin with, then we are ahead of the game.

There are a limited number of vouchers at each veterinary clinic, so pet owners are urged to call ahead and ask. Here are the eleven participating veterinarians:

Center for All Pets 970.241.1976

Animal Birth Control 970.523.5487

Arrowhead Animal Hospital 970.858.8881

CLAWS (Feline ONLY) 970.697.1010

Cottonwood Animal Hospital 970.245.0135

Footprints Animal Hospital 970.241.4247

Grand View Animal Hospital 970.523.2060

Monument View Animal Hospital 970.644.5552

Orchard Mesa Animal Hospital 970.241.9866

Redlands Pet Clinic 970.245.4060

VCA Tiara Rado Veterinary Hospital 970.243.4007

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