Valley Veterinary Clinic in El Centro is offering low-cost spay and neutering services for cats and dogs owned by MediCal recipients thanks to a grant.
Dr. Steve Bowen said the service requires a co-payment of $5 for cats and $10 for dogs and there is a limit on the number of animals a person may include.
"It's a really good deal, and we're just tickled pink that an organization has stepped forward to help cut back on some of these unwanted pets," Bowen said.
The organization that stepped forward with the grant is the nonprofit, Alameda-based Maddie's Fund. The fund's goal is "to help communities stop the killing of ‘surplus animals' and guarantee a loving new home for every adoptable (healthy) dog and cat abandoned in our nation's shelters," according to information from the fund's Internet site. "We want to invest in the energy, creativity and enthusiasm of communities that share the no-kill dream. Our money isn't free — we expect big returns in the number of lives saved and we're dogged about results."