Animal Control Reminds Residents to Spay or Neuter Their Pets

Published on February 06, 2024

Financial assistance is available for pet owners with limited incomes

In observance of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month in February, Lincoln Animal Control today reminded residents to spay or neuter their pets.

“There are times when local animal shelters are operating at capacity. Spaying or neutering your pet helps control overpopulation and may also prevent medical and behavioral issues, allowing them to lead a longer, healthier and happier life,” said Steve Beal, Animal Control Manager.

Beal said Animal Control offers financial assistance to pet owners with limited incomes for part of the cost of spay/neuter services. Contact Lincoln Animal Control at 402-441-7900 for more information or visit the Animal Control office, 3131 “O” St., (east entrance) for a spay/neuter packet.

Lincoln Animal Control helped 89 pet owners spay or neuter their pets through its assistance program in fiscal year 2022-2023.

Additional benefits of spaying or neutering pets include:

  • Pets will be calmer, more obedient and affectionate, and will get along better with other pets
  • Pets will be less susceptible to certain types of cancer
  • Pets will be less likely to roam
  • Pet owners can save money on yearly pet licensing fees

For more information, go to Spaying and neutering | American Veterinary Medical Association ( or contact a veterinarian.