Sacramento County is taking action with a new animal control program to attempt to make an impact on the overpopulation of two types of dog breeds- pit bulls and Chihuahuas.
Dogs running loose in two areas of Sacramento county will have the opportunity to be neutered for free!
In order to take advantage of the services, pet owners must live in the zip codes 95823 or 95828, which include the communities of Florin, Meadowview, North Laguna Creek and Southgate.
Due to a $99,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, pets can receive the free neutering surgery, vaccinations for rabies, as well as a dog license for one full year.
According to KCRA, the animal car director, Dave Dickinson, asserts that a large percentage of the pit bull and chihuahua mixes in the county shelter comes from those two areas.
“It is our hope that this program significantly reduces the amount of animals that ultimately end up in our shelter,” Dickinson told KCRA.
The county currently has 15 volunteers who will be going throughout the two zip codes, handing out flyers and notices about the new program.