Wichita Offering Free Spaying & Neutering Services For Pets

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Friday June 25, 2010

Sedgwick County residents who meet income guidelines can register for free spaying and neutering for pets on Saturday, June 26. Spayed or neutered pets will also receive a free rabies vaccination and micro-chipping and owners who reside in Wichita will receive a free City license (dogs only) for one year.

Registration is scheduled on the hour from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at the Linwood Recreation Center, 1901 S. Kansas.

Residents must bring the following income-verification items: copy of income for everyone in the household, copy of proof of address such as a utility bill and social security number and date of birth for each person living in the household.

Income Requirements:
12 month income cannot exceed:
$21,660 for single-person household
$29,140 for two-person family
$36,620 for three-person family
$44,100 for four-person family
$51,580 for five-person family
$59,060 for six-person family
$66,540 for seven-person family
$74,020 for eight-person family.

For families with more than 8 persons, add $7,480 for each additional person.

The project is designed to help reduce the number of unwanted pets and euthanasia. Unwanted pets cost taxpayers approximately $240 an animal to pick up, board and euthanize, according to the latest animal-control data.

The project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For more information about the animal-control project, please call Colvin Neighborhood City Hall (303-8029).

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