Dogs and cats that have already been spayed or neutered can get low-cost shots and microchips on Saturday, August 3rd at the Pet Festival at Legends Park so long as their people live in the 38105 zip code, which covers parts of downtown.
The festival, sponsored by Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services and Memphis Animal Services, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They'll also be scheduling pay-what-you-can spay and neuter surgeries for the month of August.
A city ordinance requires all dogs and cats that are at least six months old to be spayed or neutered. All dogs and cats that are older than three months must be up-to-date with rabies vaccinations.
Additionally, the Pet Festival will feature toys and games for pets, activities for kids, and prizes awarded throughout the day.
The festival is funded through a $71,630 grant awarded to Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services to provide pay-what-you-can spay and neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for 598 cats and 497 dogs in zip code 38105.