Sacramento County offers free spaying, neutering of pets

Pet owners throughout Sacramento County can get free spay and neuter surgery for their dogs and cats this year, courtesy of a first-ever program launched this week.

The county and three nonprofit animal groups are offering the free service for a limited time in an effort to reduce the number of animals that wind up in area shelters, officials said. The county kicked in $100,000 for the program.

Surgeries will be performed at the Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic, which is located next to the county animal shelter at 3839 Bradshaw Road, and through the Bradshaw Animal Assistance Team’s mobile unit. Appointments must be made in advance.

To make spay or neuter appointments, call (916) 368-7314 in Sacramento or (530) 889-8800 in Auburn.

For more information, go to: saccounty.net

Call The Bee’s Cynthia Hubert, (916) 321-1082. Follow her on Twitter @Cynthia_Hubert.