Neuter/Spay Program

Overview

SIGN UP IS ON THE LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 10:00am SHARP (VOUCHERS ARE LIMITED), 372 WAREHOUSE ROAD, OAK RIDGE (ACROSS FROM ATLAS VAN LINES) BRING APPLICATION BELOW AND BRING WITH YOU ALONG WITH PROOF OF INCOME

Neuter/Spay Rules

Neuter/Spay Rules (Cats and Dogs Under 40 Pounds)

You must live in Anderson County.
Your household income must be under $20,000 per year.
You must show proof of income (W-2 Form, Disability, Social Security or Tax Return).
Co-Pay of $20.
You must be 18 years old.
You must show a photo ID.
The person signing up, must be the person that takes the pet to the vet.
You do not need to bring your pet to sign up.

Neuter/Spay Rules (Dogs Over 40 Pounds)

You must live in Anderson County.
Co-Pay of $20.
You must be 18 years old.
You must show a photo ID.
The person signing up, must be the person that takes the pet to the vet.
You do not need to bring your pet to sign up.

Reasons to Spay/Neuter your Pet

There are lots of good reasons to spay or neuter your pet…

  • Spaying and Neutering calms your pet. Altered animals make more affectionate companions. Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks. Altered animals are less likely to bite because they are more even-tempered.
  • Spaying and neutering increases your pet’s safety. Neutered males are less likely to roam, run away, or get into fights. Spayed females are less likely to attract unwanted animals into your yard.
  • Spaying and neutering extends your pet’s life. Altered animals live longer, healthier lives. Female cats and dogs have reduced risks of uterine, ovarian, and breast cancers. Male cats and dogs have reduced risks of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and other disorders, illnesses, and diseases.
  • Spaying and neutering results in a cleaner home! Neutered cats are less likely to spray and mark territory. Spaying eliminates carpet stains from bloody fl uid passed by female dogs during the heat cycle.
  • Spaying and neutering spares the lives of unwanted pets. Only 1 in 9 cats and dogs born in the U.S. will find a home. The rest will be destroyed because nobody wants them. Communities spend millions of dollars to control and eliminate unwanted animals. Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals.

Myth: Spaying/neutering makes dogs/cats fat.

Fact: Dogs and cats become overweight for the same reasons people do – too much food, too little exercise.

Myth: My dog won’t hunt, protect me, etc., if he/she is spayed or neutered.

Fact: Spaying or neutering a dog or cat will only eliminate the instinct to reproduce. The U.S. Customs Department aquires the majority of their dogs from animal shelters and these dogs are spayed/neutered. These dogs’ drive to hunt and seek drugs, etc., is not affected by the animal being sterilized. An animal’s instinct to protect loved ones is not at all diminished by spay/neuter.