Spaying or neutering
One of the most important health decisions a pet owner can make is to spay or neuter his/her 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.
- Benefits to spaying or neutering your pet - ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
- Pet care - ASPCA
Low-cost spay/neuter providers
- Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
- Humane Society for Southwest Washington
- Justice for Animal Welfare (JAWS)
- Second Chance Companions
- Spay and Save
Pet overpopulation - One female dog or cat producing a litter of four offspring each 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.
Controlling the feral cat population in Clark County
Grant funding for organizations
Clark County groups promoting animal welfare through spaying and neutering domestic pets may apply for funding. Applications are accepted January 1 through June 2. Funding decisions are made by the Animal Protection and Control Advisory Board.
To qualify, an organization must be a:
- Public agency - RCW 39.34.020;
- Non-profit organization - RCW 19.09.065; or
- Educational institution - RCW 28A.150