The Vance County Animal Shelter offers a FREE spay and neuter program to Vance County residents who are low-income households. The Vance County Animal Shelter also offers assistance with spaying and neutering feral cats at no charge. Please contact the shelter directly to find out if you qualify at 252-492-3136.
All surgeries will be performed by qualified local veterinary staff every other Wednesday and every Thursday. Drop off at the shelter by 8:00 a.m. on the day of surgery, and the animal will be ready for pick up at the shelter at 4:00 p.m. that same day.
A rabies vaccine will be required for those pets whose owners cannot provide written documentation of the pets’ last rabies vaccination. The shelter offers a one-year rabies vaccine for $5 dollars that the animal can receive up to 48 hours before the surgery. Owners can also elect for the pet to receive a $10 rabies vaccination, given by the veterinarian, the day of surgery.
Some benefits of spaying and neutering your animal include:
- No heat cycle, therefore, males will not be attracted to females.
- Less desire to roam, therefore, less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents.
- Risk of multiple types of cancer is reduced (ovarian, testicular, and mammary).
- Reduces unwanted kittens and puppies.
- Reduces or eliminates the risk of spraying or marking.
- Decreases aggressive behavior.
- Helps dogs and cats live healthier, longer lives.
Please click here for the Spay/Neuter Program application.