During February, Cook County Animal Control offers a spay and neuter program of up to a $40 rebate for neutering a dog, cat or ferret. Since fees for spaying or neutering vary by veterinarian, so can discounts. To be eligible, pets must be owned by Cook County residents (limit of two pets total per household). Residents must show proof the pet is current with the rabies vaccine and has a Cook County rabies tag.
Veterinarians will surgically spay or neuter pets under general anesthetic, so the pets will feel no pain. To ensure eligibility for the program, veterinarians will confirm the animal is up to date on rabies shots and the owner is a Cook County resident. Veterinarians handle all paperwork associated with the discount, which will be applied at the point of service.
For more information, visit cookcountygov.com, and then click “Agencies” and “Animal and Rabies Control.”