Spaying and Neutering


The easiest and most effective way to correct today's critical pet overpopulation problem is for owners to spay and neuter their animals.

Besides reducing the number of unwanted animals in shelters and strays on the streets, spayed and neutered animals are happier and healthier. Males fight less and don't roam as much. Females don't go into heat and are less likely to develop uterine infections and mammary cancer.

Spay and neuter is the law, y'all

All female dogs and cats over the age of 6 months and male dogs and cats over the age of 8 months MUST be spayed or neutered or the owner must obtain an intact pet permit.

To obtain an intact pet permit, call the City Call Center at 817-392-1234.


About the procedures

Spaying is the procedure performed to remove the reproductive organs from a female, while neutering removes the reproductive organs from a male.

Most veterinary offices will spay or neuter your pet, and many veterinarians also offer a neutering option for male dogs that uses chemical sterilization drugs and avoids surgery.

Low-cost options

Find out about local low-cost spay and neuter programs by contacting one of the following agencies: