How do you get free neutering for your dogs?


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Get free neutering for your dogs by checking if the animal care services or animal welfare department of your city has an existing free neuter/spay program for dogs or other domesticated pets. The Humane Society of the United States also provides a search tool where you can look for low-cost spay/neuter programs in a specific area.

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Some cities, including Albuquerque, New Mexico and San Antonio, Texas, offer free neuter services to dogs owned by qualified families. The free neuter/spay provided by the Animal Care Services of the City of San Antonio applies to residents living in select areas. Qualified residents may visit clinics and organizations affiliated with the city's ACS, including the Animal Defense League, San Antonio Humane Society, SpaySA and Pet Shotz.

The City of Albuquerque also provides free spay/neuter services to pets of low-income families. Residents of the city of Albuquerque with annual gross incomes that do not exceed the moderate-income level for a specific family size and are classified as low-income families by the city government may avail of the free spay/neuter program. Dogs that are aggressive, weigh less than 3 pounds and are considered as surgical risks are not allowed to receive the surgery.

To check for free or low-cost neuter/spay services in your area, visit HumaneSociety.org, and click Our Work on the left sidebar menu. On its sub-menu, click Issues A-Z, and then click Pet Overpopulation under Pet Protection. Click the hyperlinked text You Can Afford to Spay or Neuter Your Pet, and use the search tool to find a low-cost spay/neuter program near you.

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