The City of El Paso Animal Services, a division of the Environmental Services Department (ESD), is proud to announce a new summer spay/neuter voucher program available for low income residents who have pets.

Each voucher will cover up to $70 of the total procedure cost. In order to qualify for the program residents will have to show proof of income or proof of enrollment in a financial assistance program (WIC, TANIF, MEDICAID, or MEDICARE).

If approved, recipients will have to use the voucher within ten working days with any of the four designated veterinarians. If a voucher is not used in the allotted time, it will be voided and awarded to another household. The vouchers are funded through state grant dollars.

The more than 200 vouchers will positively impact the pet overpopulation issue in El Paso by spaying or neutering pets (cats or dogs) of low income households.

Vouchers are currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Animal Services Shelter located at 5001 Fred Wilson.

For more information, call Larry Brunt at Animal Services at (915) 842-1033.