February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and residents of Cook and Will County in Illinois are being offered a special rebate program to make spaying or neutering their dog, cat, or ferret more financially feasible.
Here’s how it works (courtesy of Everyblock):
1. Call your veterinarian to ask if she/he is participating in the Cook County or Will County spay/neuter rebate program.
2. Schedule an appointment in February with a participating veterinarian.
3. Bring your cat, dog or ferret in for spay/neuter surgery. (Limit is two pets per household.)
4. Pay your veterinarian for the surgery, minus the $40 rebate offered by the counties.
PAWS Chicago is participating as well, offering FREE spay/neuter services for pets of Chicago residents with a state-issued medical card, and low cost pricing for all others. Plus, during the month of February, PAWS is offering rabies vaccinations at a discounted rate of $9.
If you miss the promotions this month, don’t worry––The Anti-Cruelty Society offers low-cost spay/neuter services year-round. $20 for cats, $60 for Pit Bull-type dogs, and $120 for all other dogs.