Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mesa County Animal Services and local veterinarians join forces to provide subsidized spay/neuter vouchers

Mesa County Animal Services is partnering with local area veterinarians to offer spay and neuter vouchers for Mesa County pet owners. With these vouchers, the cost of the procedure will be $25 to the pet owner. The Animal Assistance Foundation has provided generous funding for over 350 sterilization procedures, and local veterinarians have agreed to offer the procedures to Mesa County citizens at a substantially reduced rate. Pet owners will be required to provide proof of current rabies vaccination at the time of the procedure. If the animal does not have a current rabies vaccination, the owner will be required to pay for that service. The cost of the rabies vaccination is NOT covered by the $25.00 co-pay.

The veterinarians listed below have been issued a limited number of vouchers for 2018. Issuance of the vouchers is entirely at the discretion of each participating veterinarian office. The veterinarians may ask individuals to provide proof of financial need or be able to communicate why they have a unique circumstance that results in a need for the voucher.

The vouchers are intended to help people with financial need and will be given out on a first-come, first served basis starting Thursday, March 1. The vouchers are valid through Sept. 30.

The case for sterilization is strong. Spaying or neutering helps pets live longer, healthier lives. And by managing overpopulation in the community, we ensure that all pets have access to the five freedoms - freedom from hunger and thirst, discomfort, pain, injury or disease, fear and distress and freedom to express normal behavior.

To obtain a voucher, interested pet owners should contact one of these veterinarians:

All Pets Center 970-241-1976
Animal Birth Control 970-523-5487
Amigo Animal Clinic 970-245-0210
Arrowhead Veterinary Hospital 970-858-8881
Clifton Animal Hospital 970-523-0954
Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital 970-245-0135
Dr. Jean Fromm, DVM 970-434-0811
Footprints Animal Hospital 970-241-4247
Grand View Animal Hospital 970-523-2060
Orchard Mesa Veterinary Hospital 970-241-9866
Plateau Valley Animal Hospital 970-487-3099
Redlands Pet Clinic 970-245-4060
Tiara Rado Animal Hospital 970-243-4007

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