Animal Services offers 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 or qualify by income, you can receive a no-cost spay/neuter surgery for your pet! To find out, call Cooper Hatch, Animal Services Program Assistant, at 919-932-4965. Qualification requirements for low-cost spay/neuter can be found here.
Thanks to a recently aquired grant, Animal Services is now able to help residents with a higher income to spay or neuter their pets! Also, there are low-cost options available to EVERYONE!
Orange County residents, fill out this form and someone will contact you regarding spay/neuter assistance:
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
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.
February 2018 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation
(This presentation serves as our 2017 spay/neuter report.)
February 2017 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation
February 2016 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation
To see older Spay/Neuter reports, please click here and go to Animal Services-->Animal Services Reports-->Spay Neuter Reports