The Key Peninsula Community Services (KPCS) hosts a spay-and-neuter program every month for local residents. This service is available once a month at no fee for families on assistance and very low fees for others. It is the second year of the service provided by the Pasado’s Safe Haven program and funded by the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation.
The van schedule and instructions for spay and neuter visits to KPCS are available at www.pasadosafehaven.org. On the day of scheduled visits, Kathy Gill, the administrative assistant for KPCS, arrives early to open the center and assist the families and pets.
“This is strongly needed out here,” she said. “I’m a believer in spaying and neutering your pets. The program will continue until the funds run out.”
The Pasado’s van arrives at 7 a.m. Families with pets should arrive at 6:30 a.m. Dogs must weight under 70 pounds and be on a leash. Cats must weigh more than 2 pounds and be in a carrier box.
Cash is required for all services at check-in. Pets should have no food or water after 10 p.m. the night before. The family will be given a checkout time after the pet is received into the van.
There is no charge for families with proof of public assistance. For those not on public assistance, the fees are $35 for cat neuter, $45 for cat spay and $75 for dog spay or neuter.
KPCS posts fliers around the community announcing the next Pasado’s van visit. Information is also available by calling KPCS at 884-4440.