Harris County Pets will host five low-cost spay and neuter events throughout February in observance of Spay and Neuter Awareness Month and Responsible Pet Owners Month.

What you need to know

According to a Feb. 1 news release, each of the five events will provide spay and neuter surgeries for a total of 35 pets. Licensed veterinarians will conduct the surgeries at a cost of $25 per pet.

Low-cost spay and neuter events will be held at the Harris County Pets Resource Center, located at 612 Canino Road, Houston, on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20
  • Saturday, Feb. 24
To receive a low-cost spay or neuter service, pet owners must:
  • Call 281-999-3191 to schedule an appointment; walk-ins will not be accepted
  • Show proof of residency in unincorporated Harris County, such as a driver's license or any other valid ID indicating the current address
What they're saying

"Spaying and neutering your pet is one of the most important things you can do as a responsible pet owner," said Corey Steele, the veterinary public health division director for Harris County Public Health, which operates Harris County Pets, in a statement. "Harris County continues to face a high stray animal population. Spaying and neutering your pet addresses these challenges head-on. By preventing unwanted litters, we also minimize the risk of stray animals contributing to spreading disease and posing potential threats to public safety. These events make it easier and more affordable for pet owners in our community to spay or neuter their pets."

Did you know?

According to Harris County Pets and The Humane Society of the United States, spaying or neutering pets has been shown to:
  • Significantly reduce the risk of certain cancers and infections in dogs and cats
  • Lead to longer, healthier lives
  • Help to calm aggressive behavior, making pets more trainable and reducing the urge to roam
Learn more

For those who are unable to sign up for the spay and neuter events in February, click here to view a list of low-cost spay and neuter services offered by organizations throughout Harris County.