Spaying & Neutering
We encourage pet owners to get pets spayed or neutered to help control pet overpopulation and for various health and behavioral benefits for your pet(more information below).
Spaying or neutering surgeries can be costly - typically range from $75 - $300 - depending on your veterinary clinic.
Fortunately, $70 SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS are available to all residents of the City of Midland and Midland County.
These discounts have been graciously provided by the City of Midland and Midland County.
For significant savings on your pet's surgery, you may apply these discounts toward the cost of spaying or neutering your pet at veterinary clinics in Midland!
HOW TO APPLY FOR SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS
Depending on where you live, there are different processes & requirements.
Should I get my pet Spayed/Neutered?
The decision to get your pet spayed/neutered is an important one. Not every dog and cat on the planet needs to be altered, there are breed quality animals we need to leave intact.
Below are some information to help you make the right decision for your pet and your family.
What is Spaying/Neutering?
Spaying (females) or neutering (males) renders the animal incapable of reproducing.
Spaying pertains to sterilizing female animals by removing the reproductive organs including the ovaries, fallopian tubes & uterus. It is typically performed on an animal between the age of 8 weeks and 6 months. There is no maximum age limit on spaying, but an animal must be healthy to make it through the surgery without any complications.
Neutering pertains to sterilizing male animals by removing the testes, also referred to as castration. The penis is not operated on during this procedure, and the outer sac that once held the testes is left in place. It is typically performed on an animal over the ages of 8 weeks and 6 months. It can be performed on older animals as long as it is healthy in order to be able to recover from surgery.
WHY SHOULD I SPAY/NEUTER MY PET?
Having your pet spayed or neutered ensures that you won’t be adding to the problem of overpopulation of cats and dogs. Thousands of pets end up homeless and are euthanized because shelters are overburdened and there aren’t enough homes willing to take them. Spaying/neutering is a proactive, humane solution to the problem of pet overpopulation. As well, there are many health benefits associated with this surgery.
BENEFITS OF SPAYING/NEUTERING
Many pet owners cringe at the thought of spaying or neutering their pet, but the lifetime of behavioral, health and practical benefits to doing so far outweigh the brief moment of discomfort that your pet may endure. Your pet will be healthier, happier and will live longer when you choose to spay or neuter them.
BENEFITS OF SPAYING FEMALES
BENEFITS OF NEUTERING MALES
For Midland County Voucher Program, use our Contact Form.
For City of Midland Vouchers, you may contact Midland Animal Services directly.