Making sure your pets are fixed is a good way to make sure you won't have any unexpected pups or kittens wandering around.
It's not always the cheapest surgery, especially when you add in drive-time. However, there are resources around the Valley at local organizations that offer to neuter or spay your pets at a discounted rate, sometimes even for free.
Altered Tails is teaming up with Petsmart to help. It's convenient because you won't have to do much of the work or pull out your wallet.
Their new Wheels for Animals Getting Spayed program, or WAGS, will pick up the animal from your home, bring it to their clinic for surgery, and then bring them back to you. Yes, it's all free.
Right now the service is focused on Mesa neighborhoods. The goal is to expand the service around the Valley. They just need to develop enough demand.
How do you take part?
So if you are interested in having your pet spayed or neutered, call Altered Tails and let them know. Once they get enough people interested in a particular zip code, they will pick up your pets, perform the surgery and drop them back off at home.
This is a phenomenal deal! The regular cost for cats is $35-$50 and for dogs you’d normally pay $65-$95.
The program kicks off on Sunday, May 17. To celebrate, they're offering free services.
The first 200 pet owners who stop by their Mesa location during the unveiling celebration will receive a certificate for a free surgery at Altered Tails’ Mesa clinic.
You must also bring a donated item off Altered Tails wish list to get the free certificate.
The unveiling starts at 9 a.m. and the freebie is not limited to Mesa residents.