Spay-neuter vouchers offered |

Spay-neuter vouchers offered

Animal Coalition of Tahoe will participate in the Doris Day Animal Foundation’s Spay Day USA, a national campaign to promote the life-saving benefits of spay/neuter, with a special program during the month of February.

The South Lake Tahoe City Council and El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will issue proclamations encouraging residents to spay and neuter their pets.

Spay Day is Feb. 28, but the special offer is good for the entire month of February.

ACT is making its spay-neuter voucher program available to all South Tahoe residents, by waiving the regular low-income requirements during February. Any resident of the area between Glenbrook, Meyers, and the top of Kingsbury, may purchase a voucher for $20. The pet owner then brings the voucher to their appointment for a regular spay-neuter procedure with a participating veterinarian, and ACT will pay for the balance of the cost of the procedure.

“Spay/neuter protects pet health, improves pet behavior, and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers,” says Rich Hodge, Animal Coalition of Tahoe. “It is a compassionate act that illustrates the caring you have for your pet and your community.”

This year marks the 12th annual Spay Day USA, which is co-sponsored nationally by Build-a-Bear Workshop, Natural Life Pet Products, and The Bark magazine and Animal Radio serve as media sponsors, with promotional consideration by Avid, Modern Dog magazine, and Pet Food Express. Spay Day USA 2006 is endorsed by the Pet Food Institute. Since Spay Day USA’s inception a decade ago in 1995, participants have altered over 1,125,000 animals. It has been a proud achievement of spay/neuter programs that the number of homeless animals euthanized in the U.S. has fallen from approximately 13 million in 1973 to about four million currently.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1998 by legendary performer Doris Day. DDAF accomplishes its mission to create caring communities by integrating animal protection programs, products, and services that assist children, families and communities.

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