A low-cost spay and neuter clinic will be offered to low-income dog owners on May 18. Registration and pre-payment of $20 must be made in person by May 14 at the Bakersfield SPCA, 3000 Gibson St.

Bakersfield SPCA, Kern County Animal Control and Kern Humane Society are putting together the event.

“This is an opportunity for low-income residents to ... help with the overpopulation of unwanted litters,” said Chuck Nordstrom of the Bakersfield SPCA.

Proof of low-income qualification must be provided. The following will be accepted: AFDC, WIC, Medi-Cal or SSI Disability identification. No more than three dogs per household can be registered.

The clinic is limited to a total of 25 female dogs and 50 male dogs.

For more information, call the Bakersfield SPCA at 323-8353 or go to bakersfieldspca.org.

The office is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday hours are from noon to 6:30 p.m.