Harris County Pets will offer low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and dogs owned by residents in unincorporated Harris County throughout February in honor of Spay and Neuter Awareness Month.

As part of the February special, unaltered pets will receive a spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, microchip and other age-appropriate vaccinations as well as a one-year Harris County pet license at a cost of $25, according to a Jan. 27 news release from Harris County Pets. Spay and neuter services will be administered by licensed veterinarians.

“We know how costly it can be to own and care for a pet. That is why we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to assist pet owners in unincorporated Harris County who have not spayed or neutered their pet,” said Max Vigilant, interim director of Harris County Veterinary Public Health and Harris County Pets.

According to the release, services will be offered at the Harris County Pets Resource Center, which is located at 612 Canino Road, Houston, on Feb. 3, 17, 18 and 25.

“A spay or neuter service could range from $50 to as high as $500. The cost can be higher at a private veterinary clinic. Our spay and neuter special, including the microchip and vaccinations, will help save money for pet owners,” Vigilant said.

Interested pet owners can make an appointment in advance by calling 281-999-3191. According to the release, appointments are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis for all dates.