Hillsborough County Animal Services helps pet owners take the 'leap' | News
Hillsborough County, FL -- In observance of February as Spay and Neuter Month and the current Leap Year, Hillsborough County Animal Services encourages residents to take the “leap" and get their pets sterilized in 2012. To help citizens avoid the pitfalls of procrastination, Animal Services is offering special resources to assist the needy in obtaining Hillsborough County Spay and Neuter Vouchers.
During February, Animal Services will host Four-Hour Fridays to better assist qualifying residents seeking the County's low-cost Spay and Neuter Voucher Program for their pets. From noon - 4 p.m . each Friday in February, shelter staff will be available to process and approve voucher applications in person (440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa).
Residents need only bring a valid driver's license or photo ID, proof of household income, or documentation of public assistance benefits from the following list of programs: Medicaid, Food Stamps, Hillsborough Healthcare Plan, Supplemental Security Income, WIC (Woman, Infants & Children), Section 8 Housing, and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
While County veterinarians do not sterilize owned animals, pet owners with approved Hillsborough County Spay and Neuter Vouchers have 30 days to redeem them from a list of 18 veterinary providers in the community. A required $10 co-pay also includes current rabies vaccination and pet registration ID tag for compliance with the law and responsible pet ownership.
The Hillsborough County Spay and Neuter Voucher is available online in both English and Spanish.
The shelter on Falkenburg Road is located on the HART bus line for citizens using public transportation.
For more information on spaying and neutering pets, animal welfare, or to report animal neglect and cruelty, contact Hillsborough County Animal Services at (813) 744-5660 or log onto www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.