Limited Time Offer

In a gesture of appreciation to responsible owners and their pets, the City of Irving is announcing “Responsible Pet Owner Appreciation Days,” which will be held on three Sundays and Mondays in September at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane. The special event includes spay or neuter surgeries as well as a core vaccine, a rabies vaccine and a microchip.

The first-come, first-served opportunity is only available by appointment Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. To participate, pet owners must call the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) at (940) 566-5551 for an appointment and provide proof of Irving residency.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for responsible pet owners to complete the circle of good care with a spay or neuter for their family pet. For a $10 donation to our animal assistance fund, this life-saving service, on average worth $250, is designed to combat animal overpopulation,” said Sandy Grambort, Irving animal services manager.

At the time of surgery, those interested also can schedule a heartworm test for dogs or Felv/FIV test for cats. The additional cost is just $20. There will not be vaccination clinics at the Irving Animal Care Campus during these special surgery days. Vaccines will be administered only to those animals scheduled for spay or neuter surgery.

“All too often pets are relinquished to animal shelters for economic reasons. This special event hopes to provide an alternative for families who may be facing such a decision,” said Grambort. “The Irving Animal Care Campus has partnered with TCAP to limit the number of unwanted animals in our city. TCAP veterinarian teams are prepared to spay or neuter 40 pets a day. Each pregnancy delivers on average four puppies or kittens, and on average each adult animal can produce two litters per year. This special event will save nearly 2,000 animal lives this year alone by preventing unwanted litters.”

Slots are expected to fill quickly so interested owners are encouraged to make appointments as soon as possible. The offer does not apply to rescue groups. For more information, visit, texasforthem.orgView flyer.

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