Dear fellow pet lovers,
As the seasons change and the weather becomes warmer, we wanted to
announce that it’s that time again…it’s kitten season! Within the last week we’ve taken in
four nursing mama cats with litters of kittens. Here at the Humane Society of Valdosta
Lowndes County, educating our community is one of our efforts to advocate for at-risk
companion animals. To help our goal of making Lowndes County a No-Kill Zone area,
we like to combat the issue at the source, overpopulation.
Overpopulation causes a lack of resources at the Lowndes County Animal
Shelter and an increase in euthanasia rates which is what we do not want. Spaying and
neutering the animals can decrease the reproduction of animals and hinder any medical
or behavioral problems from developing in pets. The sterilization of female pets is
referred to as “spay.” The sterilization of either female or male pets through the removal
of reproductive organs is referred to as “neuter.”
The Humane Society offers a Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program. This program is
currently only offered to cats and dogs. With our program, you can purchase a discount
voucher from our website. The cost of the voucher is $5.50 and guarantees a discounted rate for a spay or neuter procedure at participating local veterinary clinics. For male cats, the
neuter cost with a voucher is $50, and for female cats $70. For male dogs, the cost is
$72.50, and female dogs are $80. The following veterinary clinics currently participate in
our voucher program: The Animal Health Center, Lake Park Vets, and Northside
Animal. Please click here to learn more about our program.
*Additional charges may apply. Additional services available. Pets must be current on
rabies vaccine. Shots can be updated at the time of surgery. These vouchers do not
cover female dogs over 40 pounds or over 5 years of age.