Category: Pet Care

Best Friends of Pets Offers Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

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Best Friends of Pets

An experienced corporate professional, Duke Ligon serves as an owner, attorney, and manager of Mekusukey Oil Company in Oklahoma City and oversees a portfolio of mineral interests across the United States. Duke Ligon also holds a position on the board of directors for Heritage Trust, which supports a variety of community organizations, including Best Friends of Pets.

Best Friends of Pets works to control pet overpopulation through initiatives such as its Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP).

SNAP partners with participating veterinarians and nonprofit clinics throughout central Oklahoma to provide pet owners with affordable spaying and neutering services. The program also offers low-cost rabies vaccinations at the time of spay or neuter for qualifying pet owners. To qualify for the program, pet owners must meet the eligibility criteria for a low-income or general public household. Annual and monthly income criteria are based on family size, and low-income households currently receiving assistance from government-aid programs, such as Medicaid or food stamps, may also qualify.

Spay and neuter costs for low-income families consist of a flat fee of $10 for cats and $20 for dogs, while general public fees vary according to species and sex of the animal. Neutering costs $35 for cats and $70 for dogs, while spaying costs $60 for cats and $90 for dogs. Rabies vaccinations cost $5 for each animal regardless of qualifying income levels.