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Police Dept. offering vouchers for pet spayings, neuterings

NEWTON, NC (May 3, 2013) – The Newton Police Department is now offering free pet spaying or neutering vouchers to financially qualified city residents living within the corporate city limits. The voucher is good for a spaying or neutering of  a cat or dog at Startown Veterinary Hospital and for a rabies vaccination if the pet is not up-to-date with the vaccination.

City residents may request a voucher in person at the police department or may request one by phone. An animal control officer will verify in person the resident’s qualifications and assess the condition of the pet prior to distributing the voucher. Anyone who requests a voucher will need to provide an ID to validate his or her address.

A limited number of vouchers are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Officer Jeff Miller at 465-7430 or jmiller@newtonnc.gov between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.