Recession Impacts Spaying & Neutering Animals

It's a problem facing our community -- too many unwanted animals. One reason for it -- some pet owners aren't getting their cats and dogs fixed because of the cost.

All three animal hospitals in Beaufort County are cutting prices to get pets spayed and neutered. For the rest of February the cost of the procedure will be reduced -- all you have to do is call your local veterinarian and make an appointment.

Vets hope the reduced prices will help cut-down on unwanted animals, a problem that's taking a toll on the community since taxpayers get stuck with the bill for things like animal shelters.

Vets say once neutered -- male animals tend to be more relaxed and less aggressive. Plus, the procedure cuts down on diseases like cancer.


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  • by Brandi Location: washington on Mar 5, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    I think that they should have done it longer than that and done it for free. not everyone has $50 give or take. shoot most of us we just pray that we have money after we pay our bills. i had to take 2 puppies to the pound because i couldn't get them fixed and or feed them.
  • by Jim Location: Washington on Feb 26, 2009 at 06:49 PM
    Spay Today that is located in the parking lot of the Pitt County Animal Control facility has at cost spay and neuter all year long. Also, if you adopt a dog or cat from the Beaufort County Animal Control, you pay $55 and you can have the cat or dog spayed or neutered at the vet of your choice and the Beaufort County Humane Society will pay the rest of the bill.
  • by Bob D Location: Martin on Feb 26, 2009 at 04:43 AM
    Hey! I know it cost to support alot stray animals. Yes, if have an animal and don't them to have young have them spayed. I feel that human race has the same problem, having kids that others have to support the same policy should apply.
  • by Connie Location: Washington on Feb 26, 2009 at 02:30 AM
    Hello complainers. February of every year is always our spay/neuter clinic,or it has been for as long as I can remember. Most people in our county remember this as well. As long as you schedule your appt. before the end of the month you can get the reduced fee even if it runs over into the month of March just a few days.
  • by cole Location: north carolina on Feb 25, 2009 at 08:28 PM
    call 1-800-566-9768 they will spay and neuter for 40.00 set up a appointment
  • by Old News Location: Beaufort County on Feb 25, 2009 at 08:22 PM
    Wow, what a great time to advertise that February is spay/neuter clinic. Hello, people it is the 25th of the month. Shouldn't this have been talked about on the news, say January 25th. Thanks, WITN for all your help getting the word out!
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Feb 25, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    So, this is in effect for three more days. I wonder just how many calls they will get and what price those who have to wait until next week will pay.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 25, 2009 at 06:47 PM
    What are the Vets talking about? It's February... the spay and neuter prices are always reduced because this is spay and neuter month. ~WOW~ Thanks for this "ONE" time discount... see the same bat time next year!
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