From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas Co. Department of Transportation and Development, 503 742-4274, ellenrog@co.clackamas.or.us Date: 02-15-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Dog Services offers reduced-cost spay/neuter clinics for dogs of low-income residents

Clackamas County Dog Services has begun offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics for dogs owned by County residents who are receiving public assistance. The service is offered one day a month at the Clackamas County Dog Shelter, 13141 SE Highway 224, Clackamas. The cost is $15 for spaying (female dogs) or $10 for neutering (male dogs).

Dog Services can only handle up to six spays/neuters at each one-day clinic, so people interested in having their dog(s) sterilized are asked to call in advance (503.655.8628) to make an appointment. For the $15 or $10 fee, Dog Services provides the following services for each dog:

  • Spay (female) or neuter (male) dog by a licensed veterinarian;
  • Implantation of an identification microchip (to help dog owners find lost dogs);
  • A rabies vaccine, and
  • A one-year Clackamas County dog license.

Dog Services Manager Diana Hallmark says, "Pet overpopulation is a growing challenge that faces our pets and our communities. Not only does sterilization prevent unwanted offspring, but it also reduces a dog's tendency to roam, eliminates heat periods and often lessens aggressive tendencies."

County residents who support efforts to reduce pet overpopulation, are encouraged to donate funds to support the program.

For more information on attending a clinic or supporting this new service, contact Clackamas County Dog Services at 503.655.8628.

For information, contact Clackamas County Dog Services Manager Diana Hallmark at dianahal@co.clackamas.or.us or 503-655-3944.

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