Half price spay and neuter for Forrest County pet owners

By Jeff Daley – email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The Southern Pines Spay and Neuter clinic is offering half price spaying and neutering for Forrest County pet owners.

The program was made available through a $40,000 grant from Pet Smart Charities with the aim being to greatly decrease the number of unwanted pets in the county.

"Forrest County, Hattiesburg, and Petal provided about four thousand unwanted pets last year to the animal shelter and almost three thousand of those did get put to sleep or euthanized," said Valerie Rachal of the Spay and Neuter clinic.  "So that's the biggest reason that Pet Smart and the Spay and Neuter Clinic want to focus this money to really get people from Forrest County here getting their pets fixed.

To qualify for the reduced price pet owners must live in Forrest County, and either have multiple pets, be a college student, have rescued a pet, bring in a feral cat, or are low income.

Prices range from $17.50 for male cats to $32.50 for female dogs.

The Clinic is located at 5360 Highway 49 South in Hattiesburg.  For more information call 601-544-5678.

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