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
- 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.
The Animal Services Center will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. For animal emergencies, please call 9-1-1 to be connected to our on-call Animal Control Officer.
Find out what's happening with the Free Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board.
Find out all you need to know about Rabies in Orange County and beyond on our Rabies Page.
Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page
We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device. Click HERE to use it!
Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!
Back to School Adoption Event
For the entire month of August, enjoy adoption specials for all dogs and cats!
All cats and kittens: $50
All dogs and puppies: $60
Flyleaf Book Reading
September 18, 2014
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill
Join author Nancy Castaldo as she discusses her children's nonfiction book, 'Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Saved the World.' A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated by Flyleaf to Animal Services and Nancy will have real "sniffer dogs" on site!
Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill
Join us at Hargraves Pool for the 10th annual Dog Swim! Always a ton of fun for dogs, owners and visitors! $5 donation for people. Dogs swim free! Dogs must be current on vaccinations, not in season and on a leash to enter.
2 For 1 Cat Special
April - October
Adopt 2 cats together and get the second for only $50 every year from April through October. Much research shows the advantages of adopting cats in pairs. See the perks yourself by taking advantage of our special today!!