SANDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) is working with vet clinics in Marquette County to offer low cost spay and neuter services. It's part of a nationwide effort called Spay Day USA.
Pet owners, who have a financial need, can contact UPAWS, who will assign time slots at vet clinics for low cost services. UPAWS staff say spaying and neutering is a benefit to the pet owners and the community.
"The health benefits of spaying and neutering is ten fold, reducing litters, reducing chances of cancer, there's many benefits, so it's just all in all a good thing to do for your pet and for the community," said Ann Brownell, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at UPAWS.
The number of surgeries performed at the reduced cost is limited and granted on a first come, first serve basis. For a link to the Spay Day USA Application and more details on the program check the related links section on this page.