Thanks to a huge grant, a limited number of free spay and neuter services will be available to families who cannot afford them.

El Paso Animal Services recently got a $75,000 grant which will enable them to offer spay and neuter procedures on a first-come, first-serve basis. According to the El Paso Herald-Post:

To qualify and sign up for the services, residents will need to bring their current proof of government assistance (ex. Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, WIC, CHIP, TANF) to the Animal Services Center located at 5001 Fred Wilson. - EPHP

The procedures are for dogs only and they too must meet certain requirements:

  • Males: 3 months to 5 years old, 3 lbs. to 75 lbs.
  • Females: 3 months to 4 years old, 3 lbs. to 50 lbs.
  • No Unilateral Cryptorchids (dogs with undescended testicles)
  • No high-risk surgeries (overweight, sick, females in heat, pregnant, lactating, and senior dogs) - EPHP

Remember, the services are limited and cases are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, click here.

Big time thanks also to Petsmart Charities for kicking in that $75K grant!!