Spay and Neuter Your Animals

by Jessica Cervantez

East Texas animal shelters will soon be filled with unwanted animals.

Many animals are having their first litters of the year. Getting your pets spayed or neutered can help control the animal population and keep shelters from getting overloaded.

Kim Frels, with the Angelina County Humane Society, said, "We have a program for low-income households, if the household income is less than $30-thousand a year. We can get the pet altered at a reduced rate."

Last year, 87% of the animals brought into the Lufkin shelter were adopted, only 25 animals had to be euthanized.