Like Bob Barker always said, Please remember to spay or neuter your pets.
For Franklin County residents, that just got a whole lot easier. The Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center has just been authorized to offer a free spay and neuter program for low-income pet owners.
The importance of this program cannot be understated. One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in six years. 86% of the dogs that came into the Franklin County shelter last year were not fixed, and shelter officials and activists alike agree that this program could help reduce those numbers.
The procedure can cost hundreds of dollars, but not getting pups fixed can lead to poorer health and overpopulation.
To be eligible for the new program, you either have to be on public assistance or have a household income at or below 150% poverty guidelines.
This program is available immediately, so if you’ve been putting off your dog’s procedure due to financial reasons, please contact the shelter immediately!