Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services was awarded a $71,630 grant from PetSmart Charities to cover the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for 1,085 pets living in the 38105 zip code area. That encompasses the some of central downtown and all of north downtown.
People living in that area are encouraged to pay what they can for surgery, but 95 percent of total surgery costs are being covered by the grant. The offer stands through December 14th.
It is illegal to own a cat or dog that is older than six months in the city of Memphis that has not been spayed or neutered, unless the pet owner has a special exception from the city.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling (901) 324-3202. Clients must show proof of residency in the targeted ZIP code (38105) upon time of appointment, including one of the following: a driver’s license, utility bill, property rental lease, landline telephone bill, property tax bill, or bank statement.