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Throughout the month of August, Long Beach Animal Care Services will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village. Vouchers are only valid at participating veterinary 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 and with supervisor approval.
"We usually offer a limited number of vouchers on the first Thursday of the month, however through the generous support of our community we are able to increase this program for the entire month of August," says Ted Stevens, Manager of Animal Care Services. "In all five cities within our jurisdiction dogs are required to be licensed. In Long Beach cats are required to be licensed with current rabies shots and spayed/neutered."
In addition to the discounted cost of a dog license, spaying or neutering your 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.
Spay/Neuter vouchers are only good at participating local veterinary hospitals and clinics. 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 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and is closed on Mondays, Tuesday and holidays.
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