Many people in Connecticut find themselves in a financial situation that does not allow for extras. Some more so than others. For those who have pets, frequently their animals do without quality food, medical care and more. The prospect of having a pet spayed or neutered under these circumstances becomes out of the question and too often litters happen, adding to the endless stream of pets dying in the state's pounds.
The State of Connecticut's Animal Population Control Program is offering low income residents an opportunity which will provide up to two vouchers per household to approved applicants. The vouchers, similar to those given to residents who adopt a pet from Connecticut's municipal facilities, are valid for 60 days and will provide benefits ($50.00/male cat, $70.00/female cat, $100.00/male dog, and $120.00/female dog) toward vaccinations (rabies and distemper) and the spay or neuter for each pet. A list of participating veterinarians is available, and many of these will accept the voucher as payment in full for the services provided (ask before making your appointment to avoid any misunderstandings).
The Animal Population Control Program is funded through adoptions from the state's pounds, dog licensing and the "Caring for Pets" license plate series as well as from private donations. For further information please call (860) 713-2507.