Spaying or Neutering Dogs in Ohio

September 18, 2012

Dog Bites

spaying or neutering dogs in OhioThere are many benefits to spaying or neutering a dog.  First, extensive sterilization of dogs will decrease the stray dog population.  Also, a sterilized dog is less aggressive.  This means fewer dogs chasing or biting people.  It also means fewer fights among dogs over territorial boundaries, food and water.  Furthermore, a dog that has been spayed or neutered is generally healthier.

In Ohio, certain dog owners can have their dog sterilized at little or no cost to them.  Ohio law has established the “Ohio Pet Fund.”  This fund offers financial assistance to various organizations such as animal shelters, veterinary associations, and charitable organizations that support programs for the sterilization of dogs and cats.

In order to qualify for dog sterilization services from a participating organization, the dog owner must fall under at least one of several categories.

(1). A dog owner will qualify if his or her income does not exceed the federal poverty guideline.

(2). A dog owner may also qualify if the dog owner receives assistance from certain government programs or agencies such as the Ohio Works First Program, Social Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, and low-income housing programs.

(3). Dog owners will qualify if they can provide proof of adoption showing that the dog was adopted from a licensed animal shelter or through a nonprofit organization.

If you or a loved one has become the victim of a dog bite or dog attack anywhere in Ohio, contact the Ohio law firm of Slater & Zurz LLP for a free consultation with an attorney experienced with dog bite cases in Ohio. Please call 1-800-297-9191 or send a message from the website by visiting

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One Comment on “Spaying or Neutering Dogs in Ohio”

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