City of Samobor Funds Castrations, Sterilizations, and Microchipping for Dogs and Cats!

Daniela Rogulj

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Radio Samobor reports that the City of Samobor has set aside 100 thousand kuna to finance and co-finance the castration, sterilization, and microchipping of dogs and cats. For some citizens, the cost is fully covered. All unemployed persons, persons with disabilities, pensioners, and Croatian veterans of the Homeland War can mark their dogs with a microchip free of charge or castrate or sterilize their dogs and cats.

One owner can apply for funding for one animal per year. Owners of dogs and cats entitled to funds from the City in full are obliged to submit the necessary documentation to the City, depending on the category to which they belong. These are a certificate of residence in the area of Samobor, a certificate that they receive a pension of less than 2,701 kuna, a certificate that they are registered with the Employment Service no earlier than January this year, a certificate that they have a total of more than 80 percent disability or a certificate of the status of a Homeland War Croatian veteran with a minimum of 100 days of participation in the war. When the applications are approved, 100 percent of the covered costs of castration, sterilization, and microchipping are carried out exclusively at the Veterinary Station Samobor.

All other pet owners can apply for co-financing in the amount of 50 percent of the cost, up to a maximum of 150 kuna for castration of cats, 200 kuna for castration of dogs, 350 kuna for sterilization of small female dogs, 400 kuna for sterilization of medium female dogs, 450 kuna for sterilization of large female dogs, and 200 kuna for sterilization of cats.

Procedures co-financed can be performed at three locations in Samobor, at the specialist veterinary practice Dogtor, veterinary clinic Maza, or in the Veterinary Station Samobor. For more information on co-financing the procedure, it is necessary to contact one of these clinics in person.

Applications for financing and co-financing of castration, sterilization, and microchipping of dogs and cats are received until 31 December this year or until all allocated funds are used. 

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