Four million animals are euthanized every year in the U.S. in an attempt to control the pet population. Those deathsand the associated costscan be avoided by spaying (female) and neutering (male). If you can’t take your pet to a vet, contact one of these low-cost spay/neuter groups.

⇒ Learn about trap-neuter-return (TNR) for feral and stray cats

Provider & Appointments Cost
Operation Catnip,
Monthly clinics held at the Ward Center adjacent to the SPCA of Wake County Pet Adoption Center (300 Petfinder Way, Raleigh). Appointments:
free for all feral and unowned cats
Provides a $20 voucher for those who qualify (see Web site). Vouchers are accepted at 23 veterinarian offices in the Triangle.
SPCA of Wake County’s Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic
300 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh (next to SPCA Pet Adoption Center)
Appointments: Monday-Thursday 1-5 p.m. Also offers surgical discount voucher program in participation with local vets (see Web site).
male cat $30
female cat $35
male dog $40
female dog $45
Affordable Animal Care Spay/Neuter Clinic of Durham
2005 North Pointe Drive, Durham
620-7729, 888-MAC-SPAY,
Appointments: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
male cat $45
female cat $60
all dogs $65
Animal Protection Society of Orange County/ Paws4Ever
6311-A Nicks Road, Mebane
Contracts Nicks Road Veterinary Clinic (304-2337) to perform operation.
male cat $55
female cat $70
dogs under 40 lbs. $85
dogs 40-65 lbs. $95
dogs over 65 lbs. $105
pit bulls $50
feral cats $30
Mobile operations held throughout the Triangle. Appointments: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
male cat $55
female cat $70
dogs up to 60 lbs. $95
dogs 61-80 lbs. $115
dogs over 80 lbs. $130
783-SNAP (7627),
Mobile operations held throughout the Triangle by appointment.
all cats $70
dogs 8-59 lbs. $100
dogs over 60 lbs. $125
feral cats $50
SAFE Haven’s SAFE Care Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic
8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh
Appointments: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
all cats $75
Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic
(formerly Carolina Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic)

11760 N.C. 210, Suite 110, Benson (Dogwood Crossing at McGee’s Crossroads)
Appointments: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-noon.
fees start at $80 and vary according to animal and size