Information provided by the Hollister Police Department.
Hollister Police Animal Care and Services is expected to conduct the first of several low cost spay and neuter days for City of Hollister residents. The registration day is Feb. 8 and due to scheduling changes the procedure day will now be March 10.
According to a recent press release, the spay and neuter day is planned to be the first of many held throughout the year and is designed to assist those community members who might not otherwise be able to afford spay and neutering services for their animals. Appointments should be made in advance and in-person at the Hollister Animal Shelter (1331 South Street in Hollister ) on a first-come first-serve basis. All appointments require proof of residency within the City of Hollister. The press release notes the department is working to expand the program to include County of San Benito residents.
On Friday, Feb. 8 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Hollister Animal Shelter expects to schedule four canine neuter appointments, two canine spay appointments, two feline spay appointments, and 16 male cat neuters. These services are expected to cost only $50.00 per pet and must be paid at the time the appointment is scheduled, the release states. The fee is nonrefundable. Included with each procedure is a free microchip and a free Rabies vaccination.
Once all appointments have been filled, additional applicants may be placed on a waiting list in the event of any cancellations. The waiting list may also be referred to for future spay and neuter clinic days.
In order for your pet to qualify for low cost spay and neuter your pet must:
- Be in good health with no preexisting conditions
- Weigh between five to 75 pounds
- Be between six months to seven years of age
- Females must not be in heat or pregnant
- Be friendly and safe to handle – no feral animals
- Be licensed with the City of Hollister (if applicable)
- Be mircrochipped and registered with the City of Hollister (free microchipping available)
This is the first of many planned low-cost spay/neuter clinics for the Holister Police Animal Care and Services Bureau, the release states.
If there are questions regarding the process for low cost spay and neutering, they can be directed to Hollister Police Animal Care and Services at (831) 636-4320.