The registration started earlier than the announced 10:00 AM, as some pet owners arrived and lined up at the PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center as early as 4:00 AM. Registration was closed at 12:00 PM, at which time, the number of registrants was more than 300.
Every year, in the month of February, PAWS conducts this free spay and neuter service for indigent pet owners. With the campaign and information dissemination on the benefits of spaying and neutering of pets, more and more people are availing, not just the free service every February, but the low-cost service which is always available at the PAWS clinic.. Many of these pet owners have had previous pets spayed or neutered and can attest to its benefits. Spaying and neutering of pets has become a part of responsible pet ownership, especially in the prevention of unwanted puppies and kittens being born.