DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Tuesday is world Spay Day, and Douglas County animal hospitals are volunteering their services to help out.
5 local veterinary clinics are offering discounted spay and neuter vouchers to help curb the pet population here in the area.
Dr. Martin Burnett of Bailey Veterinary Clinic says it is about reducing the number of animals that end up in shelters or on the street. "It's an annual event across the country to try and encourage people to help control pet overpopulation and homelessness," he said.
Some animal hospitals in the Umpqua Valley will be giving away coupons to reduce the cost of spay or neuter operations. "It's a one time a year event that a lot of people look forward to as a way to stretch their budget and get those neuters and spays accomplished," Burnett said.
Each family can redeem two vouchers, but there is a limited supply. "Once the word gets out there they show up, and most of the time we give out all our coupons," he said.
You can only pick up these coupons on Tuesday and Wednesday, but participating clinics will be honoring them until May 31 of this year.
The following are the animal hospitals that you can visit to get your voucher:
- Bailey Veterinary Clinic
- Calapooia Veterinary Clinic
- Companion Animal Clinic
- Parkway Animal Hospital
- River Valley Veterinary Center