• By Kelly Nash
  • Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009

Spay/Neuter Assistance is Available!

Forsyth County Animal Control and the Forsyth County Spay Neuter Clinic have formed a partnership to provide an added incentive to have your pet spayed or neutered. Families who redeem, or adopt, pets from the animal shelter will receive a certificate for 30% off the cost of spaying or neutering at the Forsyth County Spay Neuter Clinic. Another type of certificate, also providing the 30% discount, is available for Animal Control Officers to disperse during their investigations and neighborhood canvassing activities. Certificates will be valid for 180 days from the date of issue.

Each year over 3,000 dogs and cats are turned over to the Forsyth County Animal Shelter by their owners/custodians. One out of three of these pets will be a puppy or kitten. The leading animal welfare organizations in the country have determined that spaying and neutering is a fundamental element of responsible pet ownership and the key to reducing the number of unwanted pets.

Forsyth County Code 6-10 – requires both cats and dogs to be registered with Forsyth County Animal Control. Licensing fees are $5 for an altered pet, $25 for unaltered dogs and cats. Spaying and neutering our pets has many benefits. In addition to reduced licensing fees, altered pets are less likely to roam. It can curtail aggression, reduce unwanted marking and increase our pet’s ability to lead a calm and healthy life.

Those interested in obtaining a certificate should contact Forsyth County Animal Control at 336-703-2480.

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