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Spay/ Neuter

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.  litter kittens

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:

 

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 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

 

Quick Links

Orange County Animal Services will be closed Friday, April 18th for Good Friday.  Refer to our About Us Page for more info on found animals and animal-related emergencies after hours.

 

Animal Services Facebook pageVisit us on Facebook

 

 

Find out what's happening with the Free Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board.

Learn more about Coyote education & early prevention at our Coyote Page.

 

Orange County Giving Fund

Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page

 

mobile web page

We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device.  Click HERE to use it!

animal cam

 

Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!

 


 

Upcoming Events

Spring Adoption Specials!

April 1 -30

All Dogs $60 and all Cats $50 for the entire month of April! 

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Thursday, April 24th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Thursday, April 24th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Friday, May 9th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, May 9th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Thursday, May 15th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Thursday, May 15th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Friday, May 30th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, May 30th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/