The Saipan Mayor’s Office is encouraging the community to take advantage of a low-cost spay and neutering that it will be offering for up to five days.
Starting Monday, the Saipan Mayor’s Office officially started offering spay and neutering services for as low as $25.
According to dog control program manager Spencer Marchadesch, the spay and neutering process can cost pet owners roughly between $70 and $80 in most clinics on island.
For five days only, pet owners can get their cats or dogs spayed or neutered for $25 only and the Saipan Mayor’s Office will foot the difference from the original price.
The office has gone as far as flying in trained veterinarians from Dallas, Texas. The veterinarians are from a non-profit organization called Spay Neuter Network.
According to Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang, it is important to spay or neuter cats or dogs because the population of stray dogs and cats on island has grown significantly.
Not only will neutering or spaying aid in the Saipan Mayor’s Office’s dog control program’s mission to rid the island of stray dogs and cats, but it will also ensure safety for the community because many stray animals can either carry diseases or could harm pedestrians.
Marchadesch is encouraging interested pet owners to set appointments beforehand. Individuals may contact him at 783-4743.
The spaying and neutering is currently being done at the roundhouse next to the Sugar King Park.