By Kim Wilhelm (WICHITA, Kan.)
If you have a pet and are a low-income Wichita resident, you may qualify to have your pet spayed or neutered for free. Thanks to $55,000 in federal stimulus money, the City of Wichita is able to offer the program. Community partners include the Kansas Humane Society and Spay-Neuter Kansas.
Pet owners who qualify will receive free spay/neutering services for their pets. They will also receive a free rabies vaccination and micro-chipping. Owners will also receive a free pet license for a year.
This is a program for low-income residents. Your yearly family household income cannot exceed the following:
1 person in family - $21,660
2 persons in family - $29,140
3 persons in family - $36,620
4 persons in family - $44,100
5 persons in family - $51,580
6 persons in family - $59,060
7 persons in family - $66,540
8 persons in family - $74,020
For families with more than 8 people, add $1870 for each additional person.
*Please bring proof of your current address (i.e. water bill)
*Social security number and date of birth for everyone in your household
*Proof of last 3 months of income (pay stub, bank statement, social security statement, etc.)
To Sign Up:
In order to be included in the program, please attend a one hour session to learn about the program and complete the application process. Pet owners will be approved the same day.
The city scheduled two sessions, one in October the other this weekend: