Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents have had a low-cost spay and neuter service available to them for years.
There's even a program that subsidizes the cost for pet owners who can't afford to have their animals fixed.
However, in Augusta County, that's not been the case until Tuesday when the Augusta Regional SPCA officially cut the ribbon to its brand new spay and neuter clinic.
As she cut the ribbon, SPCA Director Debbie Caywood told those in attendance the clinic was long overdue.
She hopes offering a high-tech service at a low cost will curb the pet population in the area.
Board member Jane White says the clinic serves two needs: offering a service to pet owners and reducing strays that end up at the clinic only to be put down.
"To really cut down the euthanasia, that is our main goal because there are just too many out there, way too many out there, and I know that with doing this the spays and neuters will really cut down on the excess animals," says White.
The cost of services ranges from $35 to $50 for cats and $55 to $90 for dogs.
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