MERRIAM, Kan. - Animal shelters across the world are recognizing World Spay Day by hosting massive spay and neuter events in an effort to keep the pet population from growing.
Great Plains SPCA has reduced its costs and expects to treat more than 200 pets in the next three days. The fee for cats is $25, and the fee for dogs is $60.
Shelter spokesperson Rachael Hodgson says one pair of unaltered dogs and their offspring could create 67,000 dogs in only six years, and one pair of unaltered cats could create 420,000 in only seven years.
Costs for the shelters aren't cheap, Hodgson said. Each animal could run the shelter between $450 and $800 depending on how the pet stays.
The public is invited to call Great Plains SPCA at (913) 831-7722 to make an appointment, but space is limited and spots are filling up quickly.