The program lasts through October. Last year, 55 residents took advantage of the offer, the town said.
“We were pleased with the program’s success last year, and are happy to partner again with the League for Animal Protection, which has worked with the Town at the shelter to increase awareness of how adoptable pit bulls can be and to work with the pit bulls and pit bull mixes at the shelter to make them more adoptable,” Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said.
The League, in a flyer it has been circulating about the program, cites a number of reasons for spaying or neutering pets, including:
• Spaying a female helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs
• Neutering a male dog prevents testicular cancer
• A female won’t go into heat and a neutered dog is less likely to mark his territory
• A neutered male won’t want to roam away from home to find a mate, making it less likely someone will lose their pet
• A neutered male may be much better behaved
• Spaying and neutering helps thwart pet overpopulation
For more information, contact the town animal shelter at 631-754-8722.