There are always pets out there that need homes for one reason or another. So before a pet is purchased from a breeder check out the pets available at the local Oakdale animal shelter. Volunteers will also be at the Petco in Riverbank this Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. with pets available for adoption. They will also have pet vouchers available for cats and dogs. The vouchers for dogs have increased due to increased veterinary costs and are now $50 each.
Can’t afford to fix your pet? Want to prevent unplanned litters of kittens and puppies? Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance offers spay/neuter vouchers for cats and dogs to pet owners residing in the 95367 or 95361 zip code areas. Vouchers are valid for spay/neuter services at ACT Spay Neuter Clinic in Stockton. Free shuttle service for pets is available from Oakdale and Riverbank.
To obtain cat vouchers, bring proof of residency within the 95367 or 95361 zip code area. Cat voucher prices for those who qualify as low income (must provide EBT card, permanent Medi-Cal card, or PG&E Cares Program proof) are $20 in cash for each tame cat and for feral cats in traps, $10 each. Cat voucher prices for non-low income residents are $30 for tame cats and $20 for feral cats. For dog vouchers, you must bring proof of zip code residency, and proof of low income (EBT card, permanent Medi-Cal card, or PG&E Cares Program proof). Because of increased veterinary costs, dog vouchers are now $50 each, cash only. Vouchers for Chihuahuas, Chihuahua mixes, pit bulls, or pit bull mixes do not require low income qualification.
Limit three vouchers per address. You do not need to bring your pet with you to apply for a voucher. Some restrictions apply. Call Betsie Corwin at 209 543-5434 for more information.
Pet owners may apply for vouchers at the following locations: Petco, Riverbank Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; or Oakdale Animal Shelter, 9800 Liberini Ave., Oakdale, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. until noon.