Staff report

Will you be the purr-fect Valentine? During February, the month of love, pet owners can show their furry feline Valentines how much they mean to them by providing them with the gift of health. 

This month, Santa Barbara County Animal Services is holding a special “Cat Nips N Chips,” event where owners can get their feline friends a fee-waived spay or neuter and, as an added bonus from cupid himself, a $14 microchip. 

Each spring during “kitten season”, animal shelters across the nation are inundated with far more animals than there are potential adopters. By spaying or neutering kittens and cats, it helps prevent the birth of thousands of unwanted litters. 

“The Santa Barbara County Animal Services Project PetSafe Team is committed to saving lives through spaying and neutering,” says Animal Service public information assistant Jessica Wiebe. “Being able to offer such promotions to help reduce the overpopulation of pets is a crucial piece of the animal sheltering puzzle that we are proud to offer our community. Do not miss the chance to get in on the “Cat Nips N Chips” promotion and call for an appointment today–space is limited, and our appointment book fills up fast!” 

Santa Barbara County residents who wish to take advantage of these fee-waived surgeries should contact the Project PetSafe Team at 805-934-6968. Vaccines are also available at an additional cost. Be sure to follow Santa Barbara County Animal Services on Instagram (@sbcanimalservices) and Facebook for announcements of future promotions.