• By Kelly Nash
  • Posted Monday, February 2, 2009

30% Savings on Spay/Neuter Surgery

Forsyth County Animal Control is constantly making strides to address the issue of pet over population in our community. These continuing efforts have led to a new partnership with the Forsyth County Spay and Neuter Clinic located in Kernersville.

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.

Beginning February 1, 2009, and continuing through April 30, 2009, Forsyth County Animal Control and the Forsyth County Spay Neuter Clinic, as partners, will launch a pilot program offering discount certificates available to anyone who adopts or redeems a pet, or have adopted or redeemed a pet from our facility within the last year. These certificates discount 30% off the spay/neuter fee and will be offered for all unaltered pets currently living in their home. Certificates will be valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

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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