City's spay-neuter program placed on hold

HONOLULU ( HawaiiNewsNow) - The city announced on Friday that discount certificates for the Spay/Neuter Program are no longer available because the $330,000 appropriated for the program has been exhausted.

Those interested in participating in the program will have to wait until the next fiscal year beginning July 2012.

Certificates are sold to the public and redeemed with participating Spay/Neuter Program veterinarians. The participating veterinarians then redeem the certificates with the Hawaiian Humane Society.

The Spay/Neuter program includes 16 clinics throughout the island. The veterinarians involved in the program voluntarily perform the surgeries at significantly reduced rates, resulting in tremendous savings to pet owners while addressing pet overpopulation on Oahu. Certificates that have already been purchased may still be redeemed but no new certificates will be sold.

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