Free spay, neuter services for cats available in Sacramento County

Sacramento County animal shelter officials said Friday that there have been a scarcity of pet owners calling to have their cats and kittens spayed or neutered for free.

The county is offering the services at no charge for the second year in a row. A total of $50,000 in county funds was allocated for the “Spay it Forward” program.

Officials want to decrease the population of unwanted felines in the Sacramento region.

“These spay and neuter services are available to both owned and feral cats, and we're hoping that offering them for free will motivate folks who want to do the right thing for these animals," said David Dickinson, director of the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter.

Cat owners need to call a clinic to set up spay or neutering appointments. Sacramento location: next to the Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, 916-368-7314. Auburn location: 3524 KOA Way, 530-889-8800.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews