For the next 22 months, spaying or neutering pets will be cheaper for some Easton residents.
The Center for Animal Health and Welfare -- collaborating with Easton's Weed and Seed program -- is offering $10 vouchers to residents of the city's West Ward and South Side neighborhoods who want their animals spayed/neutered.
"Every day there are more dogs and cats being born than we have enough homes for in our community," the center writes on its website. "The most effective, humane solution to this long-standing problem is spaying and neutering family pets and free roaming cats – one which we will continually advocate for in our community."
Although the program -- funded by PetSmart Charities -- is meant for South Side and West Ward residents, the center will also take in cats from any feral cat colonies in the city.
In the past year, overcrowding at the center has led it to charge more to municipalities to take in animals. It's also led the city of Easton to essentially set up its own shelter for stray dogs.
You can buy the vouchers at the Easton Area Community Center, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.
The program begins March 1, and runs through December 2014. For more information, call the center at at 610-252-7722 ext 8 or Easton's Weed and Seed office at 610-438-2680.
Last year, Weed and Seed and the CAHW joined forces to provide a low-cost vaccination clinic for city pets.