City of Lubbock’s Animal Services is offering a promotional program to encourage city residents to spay or neuter their pets.

The program will waive the income requirements of the current low-cost spay/neuter assistance program.

The City will offer 200 certificates for a spay/neuter, and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Monday, June 17th.

One-hundred certificates are available for dogs, and 100 for cats.

Residents must show proof of residency by presenting a current LP&L bill less than three months old and a driver’s license or government issued ID. Those applying must be at least 18 years old, and cannot have applied for the spay/neuter assistance program within the last year.

Only one certificate per household will be issued, and will be valid for 60 days from the issue date. Stray, feral, rescue, or foster animals do not qualify, as this program is intended for domesticated companion pets only.

The group will begin issuing the certificates at 8 a.m. Monday morning at the Animal Shelter Adoption Center, located at 3323 South East Loop 289. Certificates will be issued at 9 a.m. every day thereafter until all 200 certificates have been issued.

No certificates will be issued by phone, and the services will be provided by participating veterinarians.

Some veterinarians may require additional services, so there may be additional costs to the pet owner.

Applicants are asked not to bring their pets with them to obtain a certificate.