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Will County offers residents discount to spay or neuter pets

Residents who have their pet spayed or neutered this month at participating vets can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount

Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary clinics in October can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.

The discount applies for up to two animals per household and is exclusively for pet owners who live in Will County, according to a news release. More than 20,000 pets have been treated since the program began in 2007.

“The partnership with many of our local veterinarians makes it easy and affordable to keep our pets and our residents safe,” County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant said in a statement.

Besides showing proof of Will County residency, those interested in receiving the discount must:

• Have their pets registered with Will County Animal Control and reside with the owner. Registration must be provided on the day of the surgery.

• Have proof of current rabies vaccination. Their vaccination can be administered on the day of surgery.

• Have the surgery take place before Oct. 31.

Pet owners should call their veterinary clinic and confirm their clinic is participating in the county’s discount program.

The Will County Executive’s office manages Will County Animal Control.

For more information, residents can call Animal Control at 815-724-1521.