ORANGE COUNTY, NC (February 2, 2016)—The Orange County Animal Services Department is working to combat pet overpopulation by hosting its annual “Spay Neuter Day.”  This event coincides with the national Spay Day USA event each February.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  The purpose is to raise awareness and help to eliminate the need for euthanasia as a means of population control. 

For the event, Animal Services has partnered with Spay Neuter Assistance Program or North Carolina (SNAP-NC) to offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of households that receive services from the Orange County Department of Social Services or who qualify by their combined income. 

“Animal Services hopes events such as this, along with other longer-term programs developed by this department, will increase the number of pets that are spayed and neutered in Orange County, and in turn help to eliminate the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation we face as a community,” said Bob Marotto, director of Animal Services.

Qualifying Orange County residents must sign up by Friday, February 12, 2016.

To register or determine if you qualify, please call Sarah Fallin at 919.942.7387 extension 224.