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Young-Williams Animal Center is expanding its efforts to help with pet overpopulation.

Young-Williams now offers low-cost spay and neuter operations for all pet owners in the community. The procedure costs $65 for a dog and $45 for a cat. Additional discounts are available for qualifying pet owners.

Veterinarians say now is a good time for pets to have the surgery done.

"This is the time of year when cats and dogs are coming into heat and they're going to create puppies and kittens that are going to be born in the spring that are going to come in to us in the spring and summer. So if we can get as many cats and dogs as possible spayed before that time, that'll mean less animals coming into the shelter in the spring and summer. So that's good for everybody -- the whole community," said Lisa Chassey, a veterinarian and Director of Spay & Neuter Programs.

Click here to make an appointment or find out more about the surgery options.