Spay and Neuter Assistance
The League encourages all pet owners to have their dogs and cats spayed
or neutered to prevent the birth of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.
Additionally, sterilizing your pet can eliminate or reduce unwanted behaviors such
as urine marking, the urge to roam and the unpleasant elements associated with a
heat cycle (for females). Long-term, spaying and neutering also reduces the risk that
your pet will suffer from cancers associated with the reproductive organs.
To encourage pet owners to have their companion animals spayed or neutered,
the League and 20 area veterinary clinics have created a reduced-cost spay/neuter
program. To participate, pet owners should go to the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter,
review the list of participating veterinary clinics and the costs associated with the
surgery and then purchase a spay/neuter certificate from the League in advance of
making the appointment for the pet’s surgery.
Please note that the cost of surgery varies from clinic to clinic and often depends
upon the size and gender of the animal being treated.
For more information about this program, call the Animal Welfare League of
Alexandria at 703-746-4774.
Public Transportation Service Suspended
Transportation of dogs and cats from the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria to the National Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center has been temporarily suspended. Owners wishing to schedule surgery should contact the National Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center at 202-88-ALTER (202-882-5837).