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YPD receives grant funding to help with spaying and neutering costs for residents

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma City Council approved the use of the Arizona Companion Animal Spay and Neuter Committee's grant funds, which were allocated to the Yuma Police Department (YPD) to assist with spaying/neutering of domesticated dogs and cats. YPD received $5,000 in grant funds for the spaying/neutering of dogs, and $5,000 for the spaying/neutering of feral cats.

Thanks to this grant funding, City residents are eligible to have their dogs/cats spayed or neutered at a reduced cost through the Humane Society of Yuma (HSOY). Vouchers will be issued which will cover most, if not all, of the cost of the surgery.

For a resident to use the spaying or neutering vouchers, their pet(s) must receive an anti-rabies vaccine and a City License as part of the process.

Vaccine and license costs must be paid by the resident. Then, the voucher amounts will be based on household income. There is a limit of two vouchers per household. Those interested in having a dog/cat spayed or neutered with assistance from these grants are asked to call the City of Yuma Animal Control office at (928) 373-4795 for more information.