The City of Lubbock’s Animal Services is offering a promotional program to help pet owners spay or neuter their cats.

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

Animal Services will issue 200 certificates on a first-come first-served basis, and the services will be provided by veterinarians that participate in the program.

The City will begin issuing the certificates beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at the Animal Shelter Adoption Center, located at 3323 Southeast Loop 289. Those wanting a certificate are required to appear in person.

The certificates will continue to be issued beginning at 9 a.m. every day thereafter until all 200 certificates have been issued.

Citizens must present an LP&L bill less than three months old for proof of residency, and also must show a driver’s license or government-issued ID.

Only one certificate per household will be issued, and the certificates are only for domesticated companion cats and not for stray or feral animals.

Certificates are only available for those that have not applied for the assistance program within the last year, and will only be valid for 60 days from the issue date.

The City says that the pet should not be brought along when obtaining a certificate.