Skateboard_dog.jpgUnless you’re a crazy cat lady or hate Bob Barker, you’re one of many SFians who recognize the importance of spaying and neutering your pet. If you’re a die-hard spay/neuterer, you’ll also note that February is Spay and Neuter Month, which means Bay Area residents have some options to get their pet babyproofed for free. But, contrary what some headlines might suggest, organizations are offering this service to animals, only, not for their human companions.

In honor of this special month, SF’s SPCA will be offering free spaying and neutering for dogs and cats the entire month of February.

Of course, there are a few stipulations when it comes to free spaying and neutering. The appointment for surgery must be booked for sometime this February and is only available for residents of SF/SF County.

For Contra Costa County residents, as the CoCo Times reports that Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)is offering the procedure Feb. 3 and 5 for dogs and cats owned by low-income residents. However, their headline appears to tell a darker story:

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You can call 925-296-3105 to qualify and/or schedule an appointment with ARF, but, remember, folks, this is just for your dog or cat.

Eve Batey contributed to this report

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