Baltimore County residents can obtain low-cost spay/neuter packages at three county animal services facilities.
Residents can take pets to the Southwest Area Park Animal Services facility in Baltimore Highlands (3941 Klunk Drive), at the new Spay/Neuter Center in Dundalk (7702 Dunmanway), or at the county's main Animal Services location in Baldwin (13800 Manor Road).
Services include sterilization, first distemper and rabies shots, deworming, receiving a county license, and microchipping.
The facilities do not accept payments so services must be paid for via debit or credit card prior to the appointment. Residents who live in zip codes 21219, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21224, and 21237, including those on public assistance, can get the spay or neuter services for free.
There are restrictions.
Dog breeds like boxers, bulldogs, pugs, Shih Tzus, and other short-faced and mixed breeds will be evaluated on a case by case basis, the county said. Dogs must weigh more than 5 pounds but less than 60 if female and 80 if male.
Cats must be heavier than 5 pounds. Cat breeds can't be hairless, Himalayan, or Persian.
All animals must be older than four months old, but younger than six years old. Pets can not be sick, injured, or suffering from a medical condition.