Animal Services, with assistance from the Department of Social Services (DSS), has partnered with AnimalKind’s “The $20 Fix” program to offer low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of qualifying households in Orange County.
It is the hope of Animal Services and Orange County that this program will increase the number of pets that are spayed and neutered in the County, and in turn help eliminate the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation we face as a community.
If you are a DSS client, you may qualify for a no-cost spay/neuter surgery for your pet! To find out, call Sarah Fallin, Animal Services Program Coordinator, at 919-942-PETS (7387). Qualification requirements for low-cost spay/neuter can be found here.
Other Orange County Citizens that do not qualify for a no-cost spay/neuter, but do meet the income requirements for AnimalKind, may qualify for a spay/neuter surgery for their pet for $20. To find out if your household qualifies, visit www.animalkind.org or call 919-870-1660.
Local Spay/Neuter Resources
- SNAP-NC - Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina offers low-cost spay/neuter services throughout the triangle and beyond. On select days, it offers pre-arranged spays and neuters for cats and dogs at the Animal Services Center! Check out their schedule to see when!
- Check out this link from AnimalKind to find a low-cost spay/neuter clinic near you!
Other resources include:
- Wake County SPCA - Offers low cost spay/neuter services to the general public for cats and dogs!
- Carolina Mobile Spay/Neuter - spay and neuter assistance
- Friends of Animals - spay and neuter assistance
- Nicks Road Veterinary Clinic - spay and neuter assistance
- Operation Cat Nip at NC State Veterinary School spay and neuter assistance for feral and stray cats
- Spay/Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina - spay and neuter assistance
- Animal Kind - spay and neuter assistance
- Pittsboro Animal Hospital - provides low cost spay days 1 week a month by appointment only
Managing Pet Overpopulation
Animal Services Staff and the Animal Services Advisory Board have worked together to develop a strategic plan for managing pet overpopulation in Orange County. Click here to read Managing Pet Overpopulation: A Strategic Plan for Orange County, North Carolina.
The intent of this plan is to support and promote targeted sterilization in order to reduce the number of animals that must be sheltered; control and manage the costs of animal services; and reduce the use of euthanasia as a means of population control. For updates about these efforts, see the spay/neuter progress reports below.