Lubbock (northwest TX-area): low-cost spay-neuter for pets; & safe sites needed for TTU feral cats

In Lubbock:  Two spay-neuter opportunities for your dog or cat:

1.  http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2013-06-17/lubbock-offers-assistance-certificates-spaying-or-neutering-pets:  Lubbock offers assistance certificates for spaying or neutering pets      Lubbock Animal Services is offering a program to encourage city residents to spay & neuter their pets. The promotional program will waive the income requirements of the current assistance program & allow residents to get assistance certificates to spay & neuter their pets.     The city will issue 100 certificates for dogs & 100 for cats on a first-come first-serve basis at the Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 3323 S.E. Loop 289.*       Residents must meet the following criteria:  Have proof of residency with a current LP&L bill (less than three months old); Driver’s license or government-issued ID must be presented; 18 years or older; Only one certificate per household; No application for assistance program within the last year; Certificates will be valid for 60 days from the issue date and will not be issued for prior services rendered & Stray, feral, rescue or foster animals do not qualify.    Certificates will continue to be issued beginning at 9 a.m. every day until all 200 certificates have been issued. Residents must be present to obtain a certificate.   Any additional services will be the sole responsibility of the pet owner, according to the press release, and will not be paid or reimbursed by the City of Lubbock Animal Services Department.     *  Directions for southeast Lubbock location of Lubbock Animal Services (www.LubbockMap.com): go east/far east on central Lubbock’s 50th St. (stay on 50th St. across IH-27, across Ave. A. & across Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to  Loop 331 / Southeast Blvd.). Proceed right / south on Southeast Drive for .1 mile & then before you drive beneath the Loop 289 overpass, exit / right onto the West Loop 289 frontage road. Get onto the paved (not the gravel) frontage road & drive past 2 or 3 right-hand drive ways. Immediately after you pass a brown-&-white Animal Shelter sign, move into the right-hand, paved lane of the frontage road & follow Animal Service signs into the one-entrance parking lot on your right-hand side.

2.  $ave money when you get your beloved pet spayed / neutered:  contact 806-763-0092 & HavenACS@GMail.com to request a referral form for $50 spay / neuter voucher program through veterinarians, other animal service organizations & from pet owners. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by Dr. Brenda Wilbanks & Haven staff.   www.HavenACS.org

In Lubbock:  Contact Hugh.Cronin@TTU.edu if you have safe sites to offer for TX Tech Univ. feral cats, who will be getting spay-neutered, rabies shot & ear tip.  Safe site = a barn where feral cat(s) may stay enclosed, fed & watered for 4 weeks & a donkey (to keep predators away).

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