Cook County Residents Eligible for Spay/Neuter Discounts in February
Program offered by County’s Animal and Rabies Control as part of National Spay and Neuter Awareness Month
Pet owners can bring their dogs and cats to participating veterinarians throughout Cook County to receive a $40 discount on spay or neuter services in February. The County’s Department of Animal and Rabies Control (ARC) is offering the spay and neuter program during February – Spay and Neuter Awareness Month.
Residents who want to take advantage of the spay and neuter program should confirm that their veterinarian offers the discount before making an appointment. No coupon is required, but the pet owner must live in Cook County. The County covers up to $40 off spaying and neutering per pet.
Last February, ARC provided spay and neuter discounts for 852 cats and 794 dogs. To encourage more Cook County residents to participate in the program, the department has removed the two pet per household limit and will now provide discounts for any number of cats and dogs in a household.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide and around 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized each year. As part of the department’s mission to help control the animal population and minimize unwanted litters throughout the County, ARC initiates the spay and neuter program each February.
For more information about the spay and neuter program, visit www.cookcountyil.gov/service/spay-and-neuter-program.