Low-cost spay/neuter clinic set

Spay/neuter clinics for cats and dogs are being offered through the Ocean County Health Department and its voluntary auxiliary.

Appointments are now being taken for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic to be held on Aug. 17 for cats and dogs that are owned by any Ocean County resident who can qualify financially.

Public health coordinator Ella Boyd said, “This clinic can help a family of modest means meet the cost of the service.”

Boyd said the cost will be $45 for a cat and $60 for a dog and said dogs must weigh no more than 45 pounds.

The spay/neuter clinic will be held in a mobile surgical clinic at the Lakehurst Fire Department Community Center, 207 Center St., Lakehurst, on Aug. 17.

Appointments for dogs will begin at 8:30 a.m. and appointments for cats will begin at 9 a.m., with a two-pet maximum per household. Licensed veterinarians will use dissolving stitches.

Preregistration is required, and all applicants must show proof of household income.

To preregister or to obtain additional information, call 732-657-8086.

An additional clinic will be held Oct. 5.