Free spay and neuter program beginning in Beaumont

Free spay and neuter program beginning in Beaumont

The City of Beaumont is beginning a program that could provide free spay and neuter surgeries to pets of eligible Beaumont residents through the city’s Animal Care Division, Animal Care Manager Matthew Fortenberry reports.

According to Fortenberry, to qualify for a free spay or neuter surgery for a pet, individuals must be Beaumont residents, have an owned animal and meet certain income restrictions. The program starts Oct 11. Funding for this program is limited and will be available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis, Fortenberry advised. Applications should be picked up at the Beaumont Animal Shelter, 1884 Pine St.

"Spay or neutering your pet is an important decision for any pet owner," Fortenberry stated. "It can reduce temperament and behavior problems, make your pets less likely to mark territory, make your pets less likely to bite and less likely to run away or get into fights."

For more information on the program, call Beaumont's Animal Care Division at (409) 838-3304.

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