St. Lucie County’s Animal Safety, Services & Protection Division, in partnership with Operation SOS, is offering a promotion to have male cats or dogs neutered on Saturday, Nov. 3 for free with the purchase of a St. Lucie County Pet License (annual license is $10 or Lifetime License: $25).

Pet owners in the unincorporated area of St. Lucie County (outside city limits) can take advantage of this neuter program and request to have your pet microchipped and update its distemper vaccination for $10 per procedure at the time of surgery. Pet owners must provide proof of residency (driver’s licenses, utility bill, car registration) to qualify.

This event will take place at the Lakewood Park Regional Park, 5990 Emerson Ave., Fort Pierce. Drop off will be between 8-9 a.m., and pickup will be between 3:30–4 p.m. Clients who show up after the 9 a.m. drop off time will not be accepted due to scheduling restrictions.

All pets must be at least 4 months of age, between 2 to 80 pounds; both testicles must be present (not retained) and animals must be current on their rabies vaccination (proof required). If your pet is not current on their rabies vaccination or if proof cannot be provided, a rabies vaccination will be administered at the time of surgery.

For safety purposes, all dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers when arriving to the scheduled visit. If you are in need of a leash or cat carrier, please email the Animal Safety Coordinator at valenciam@stlucieco.org.

Tips for the day of the surgery:

· No breakfast or treats; water is allowed

· Long potty walk for dogs prior to arrival

· Leave your pet in the car with the AC on until you are checked in and all paperwork is complete.

Pre-registration required. Space is limited to two pets per household. To pre-register, please go to www.OperationSOS.net.

This event is for male pets only, other spay/neuter promotions will be scheduled at a later date.

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