The Spay/Neuter Solutions team at Young-Williams Animal Center is offering a “Mother May I” special with $20 spay surgeries for all female pets.

“The first step in reducing pet homelessness is spaying and neutering,” says Dr. Lisa Chassy, director of veterinary services for Young-Williams Animal Center. “These discounted surgeries serve as a great opportunity to remind the community how important it is to have your pet fixed. Thanks to PetSmart Charities, we are able to make these procedures affordable for all pet owners.”

The special $20 rate is less than the organization’s regular low-cost price for spay/neuter and is available to 175 dogs and 175 cats on a first-come, first-served basis. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer should call 865-215-6677 and mention the “Mother May I” campaign when scheduling an appointment.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old.

“Spaying and neutering pets is a simple solution that reduces unwanted behaviors like roaming, aggression and difficulties with housetraining,” Chassy says. “It also guarantees your dog or cat never has to have an unwanted litter of puppies or kittens.”