Area charity offers free spaying/neutering vouchers

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The Columbia/Boone County Animal Control Officers are offering the gift of responsible pet ownership this holiday season.

Starting Wednesday, free spay/neuter vouchers are available to all Boone County residents.

The vouchers, which can be used to spay or neuter both dogs and cats, can be picked up during office hours at the city/ county Department of Public Health and Human Services on West Worley.

After obtaining a voucher, the pet owner can then call the Central Missouri Humane Society to schedule the spay/neuter procedure.

The vouchers must be picked up before Dec. 30, but the procedure does not need to be completed right away.