Spay / Neuter
No-Cost And Low-Cost Spaying and Neutering
OUR SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES ARE TEMPORARILY ON HOLD BUT WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU FILL OUT THE "INQUIRY FORM" BELOW IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST. AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE TO RESUME THESE SERVICES, SOMEONE WILL CONTACT YOU. MEANWHILE, PLEASE ALSO SEE OTHER RESOURCES FOR SPAY AND NEUTER LISTED ON THIS PAGE.
If you are a DSS client or qualify by income, you can receive a no-cost spay/neuter surgery for your pet when our spay/neuter programs are active. If you do not qualify for no-cost services, we can let you know about low-cost options. Please don't assume that you won't qualify - we can help far more people than you might think! View the qualification requirements (PDF). Thanks to a grant from the Margaret T. Petrie Spaying & Neutering Foundation, Animal Services is also able to help residents with a higher income (up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines) to spay or neuter their pets. Fill out the inquiry form below to be placed on the wait list for this service as well...
Orange County residents, fill out this INQUIRY FORM and someone will contact you regarding spay/neuter assistance once we are able to resume our spay/neuter services. (See the inquiry form in Spanish here.)
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. Read Managing Pet Overpopulation: A Strategic Plan for Orange County, North Carolina (PDF).
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. View updates about the overpopulation efforts from these Community Spay Neuter Program reports.
To see older Spay/Neuter reports, please click here and go to Animal Services-->Animal Services Reports-->Spay Neuter Reports
Managing Free-Roaming Cats in Orange County
- Check out our web page with more information about Free-Roaming Cats.
- Check out our Free-Roaming Cat Task Force page. Also, see their recommendations for managing free-roaming cats in Orange County, NC.
Do you have free-roaming cats on your property that need to be spayed or neutered? If so, please visit this page for more resources: http://www.orangecountync.gov/1904/25164/How-to-help-free-roaming-cats