HOUSTON – Beginning January 9, 2022, BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, and Houston PetSet, a nonprofit with the mission to end the homelessness and suffering of companion animals, are partnering to offer free spay/neuter surgeries for the pets of City of Houston residents.
This partnership, funded by the City of Houston, is available to Houston residents only. To find out if you're eligible, please click this link and enter your address before registering: here.
"For many reasons, Houston has long had a problem with stray animals. To address the overpopulation issue at its core, we must establish strong collaborations with partners like Houston PetSet," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "I commend the staff at BARC for proactively continuing its strategic, targeted approach to reducing Houston's pet overpopulation, and I thank Houston PetSet for making this new initiative possible."
"Houston PetSet is excited about this collaboration with the city of Houston," says Tama Lundquist, Houston PetSet Co-President. "With thousands of homeless pets in our streets and moving through our shelters, it’s important to provide this resource to the community. We know that the service is not only needed, but wanted. The response to preliminary announcements has been overwhelming. We know that barking together makes us more efficient and more effective. Spay and neuter is a big part of solving the animal homelessness crisis in Houston, and we look forward to adding more programs with the city in 2022."
Learn more about the benefits of spaying and neutering your pets: here
Services will include spay or neuter surgeries for owned cats or dogs, routine vaccinations, and a microchip. These services are available to City of Houston residents only. Verify eligibility here.