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Animal Services offers low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of qualifying households in Orange County.  

Orange County is dedicated to offering these services and the 2015 changes in NC's qualifying criteria for reimbursement will not affect Orange County's program.  

HenryMitzyLeahIt 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:

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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 2017 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation
This presentation serves as our 2016 spay/neuter report.

February 2016 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation

February 2015 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation

February 2014 Community Spay/Neuter Report

February 2013 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation

February 2012 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation

February 2011 Community Spay/Neuter Presentation

July 2010 Manager's Memo on Spay Neuter

January 2010 Manager's Memo on Spay Neuter

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Upcoming Events

Low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic
Saturday, March 4
1 pm - 3 pm
Our next clinic will be held at Phydeaux, 400 S. Elliott Rd in Chapel Hill. Only one-year vaccinations offered for $10, and cash only for this clinic.  Microchips offered for $25.  Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.  See details and other clinic dates this year on our rabies page.

Spay/Neuter Day!
Tuesday, February 28
Animal Services will hold its next Spay/Neuter Day Tuesday, February 28th.  They will partner with SNAP-NC to spay and neuter the pets of qualifying Orange County residents for free!  Residents can qualify if they receive public assistance or by income and should contact Sarah Fallin, Program Coordinator at sfallin@orangecountync.gov or at 919-94207387 ext 224 to sign up or learn more about qualifying.  Participants must sign up by February 14.

Margaret's Cantina Dinner Proceeds
Every 2nd Monday of the month
Eat dinner at Margaret's Cantina on the 2nd Monday of every month and 10% of proceeds will go to the Spay/Neuter Program at Animal Services.