KILLEEN (February 19, 2013)--Newly-formed nonprofit Vets for Pets will soon be offering low-cost spay and neuter surgeries and vaccinations to local residents.
By mid-March, residents will be able to bring in their dog or cat to receive the surgery, necessary vaccinations and a microchip for one low price.
The organization is made up of local veterinarians in the area who hope their services will cut down on the number of homeless animals in the city.
They also hope to work with nearby animal shelters to provide the services to homeless pets and recently adopted pets.
For $99 female dogs will receive the services and the cost for male dogs is $90.
The cost for female cats is $80 and neuter services will be offered to male cats for $65.
According to El Centro Pet Medical Veterinarian Pat Davis, spay or neuter procedures typically cost between $200 to $300.
Money raised from the procedures will go back into providing additional surgeries for other animals in need.
The appointments are on a first come-first served basis and will allow for about 15 animals to receive the services every Tuesday and Thursday.
The group hopes to launch their website in the coming weeks but already has a Facebook page up and running.
Pet owners can leave a message for the vets who will return their call to schedule the appointment.
Dogs and cats can be dropped off between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and picked up between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., by appointment only.
The group will be operating out of the After Hours Veterinary Clinic in Killeen, located on W.S. Young Drive.
To schedule an appointment, call (254) 883-0338.
Vets for Pets is not affiliated with the nonprofit group Pets for Vets which benefits veterans.