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Animals and pets

Spaying or neutering

One of the most important health decisions pet owners make is to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Spaying—removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet—is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering—removing the testicles of your male dog or cat—will vastly improve your pet’s behavior and keep him close to home.

Low-cost spay/neuter providers

Grant Funding for Organizations

Clark County groups promoting animal welfare through the spaying and neutering of domestic pets may apply for funding. Applications are accepted January 1 through April 15. Funding decisions are made by the Animal Protection and Control Advisory Board. Application form (PDF)

To qualify, organizations must be:
- Public agencies - RCW 39.34.020
- Non-profit organizations - RCW 19.09.065
- Educational institutions - RCW 28A.150


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  • Controlling the Feral Cat Population in Clark County (MP4)
  • Pet care - ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
  • Pet overpopulation - One female dog or cat producing one litter of four offspring a year will result in:
    • 12 offspring in two years
    • 36 offspring in three years
    • 324 offspring in five years
    • 4,327 offspring in seven years

    Please help us fight pet overpopulation by having your pets spayed or neutered.

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