Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic

The SPCA of Wake County’s community low-cost spay/neuter program

300 Petfinder Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603

Call 919-772-0211 to make an appointment

The SPCA of Wake County is proud to offer high-quality, affordable spay/neuter services through the Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic. Located next door to our Adoption Center, this program was created to help solve pet overpopulation where it starts – with too many dogs and cats producing too many puppies and kittens. Since opening in 2009, more than 48,000 animals have been spayed or neutered through the Saving Lives Clinic – preventing an estimated 309,385 animals from ever entering the sheltering system or needing animal control services!



Call 919-772-0211 (Leave a voicemail, and they will call you back).

Fill out this form and a staff member will email you as soon as possible.



The following prices include surgical sterilization, 1-year rabies vaccine, Distemper combo vaccine, and pain relief at the time of surgery.

Female Dogs (under 39.9 lbs)    $105
Female Dogs (41-74 lbs)            $130
Female Dogs (75 lbs & over)    $165

Male Dogs (under 39.9 lbs)          $95
Male Dogs (41-74 lbs)               $120
Male Dogs (75 lbs & over)        $150

Female Cats                              $70
Male Cats                                  $60

Feral/Community Cats              $50 (includes ear tipping)


Please keep in mind that there may be additional fees for the following:

Animals that are in-heat, pregnant or obese             $25 – $100
Cryptorchid (undescended testicles)                         $25 – $100
Hernia repair                                                                 $25 – $100

We highly recommend these additional services (available only at the time of surgery):

  • Pain relief medicine to take home                 $8 – $15
  • Microchip (includes lifetime registration)     $20
  • Kennel cough vaccine for dogs                     $15
  • Heartworm testing for dogs                           $25
  • Heartworm prevention                                    Ask for price
  • Flea/tick prevention                                        Ask for price
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV testing                           $25
  • Feline Leukemia vaccine                                $18
  • E-collar                                                             $12 – $18
  • Cardboard cat carriers                                    $12



Payment is required in full when the pet is discharged. We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit and debit cards. (Sorry, personal checks or American Express not accepted).



Hours (by appointment only)   

Tuesday – Friday         7:15 am drop off/3:00 pm pick up
Saturday – Monday     CLOSED

Daytime Schedule (Tuesday – Friday)
7:15 am           Patient Intake (late arrivals may result in cancellation or $20 additional fee
8:00 am           Closed to the public
3:00 pm           Patient pick up and discharge (late arrivals may result in additional charges)
4:00 pm           Closed


Frequently Asked Questions:

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (919) 772-0211 or email

1.What are the Hospital’s Open Hours?

Our hospital opens at 7:15 am for patient intake.  By 8:00 am, we close to the public so we can get our day’s work done in time for our 3:00 pm discharge. The clinic closes at 4:00pm.
2.Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are admitted only by appointment. Please call 919-772-0211 to schedule your pet’s surgery appointment.

3.If I am late, do you charge additional fees? Yes.  If you are late for intake at 7:15 am, you may be allowed to pay a late-arrival fee OR your pet’s surgery may have to be rescheduled, depending on the surgery schedule for the day and your arrival time. If you are late for discharge at 3:00 pm, you may be charged a late-discharge fee.  If you miss discharge and do not arrive before we close, you will be charged the late fee as well as an overnight boarding fee.

4.What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards and debit cards. We do not accept checks or American Express at this time.

5.Can I make payments?

No. Payment is required in full at the time of patient discharge.
6.At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Spaying or neutering can be done any time from 12 weeks on as long as your pet weighs at least 3 pounds.  Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Rabies and distemper vaccinations are included in the surgery fee, but we always recommend full vaccination by your regular vet prior to your surgery appointment to be sure your pet doesn’t catch anything while here. Also, a pre-anesthetic blood screen by your regular vet is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Animals over 7 years old are strongly recommended to have bloodwork performed prior to surgery. A heartworm test is required for dogs over 7 years old.

7.Will my pet have stitches? If so, how long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?

We normally don’t apply skin stitches, so nothing will need to be removed. We use a topical surgical glue on most patients (not male cats).  However, some procedures do require skin sutures, which must be removed 10-14 days following the surgery and will be done at no charge.

8.Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

No, there is absolutely no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered at an early age. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens which is the mission of our clinic.

9.Do you accept in-kind donations?

Yes, we are a program of the SPCA of Wake County and are dependent on the on-going generosity of our community. We always need paper towels, laundry detergent and bleach. Financial gifts to support the SPCA’s low cost spay/neuter work can be made here.

Spay/Neuter Vouchers

In addition to the Saving Lives Spay Neuter Clinic, the SPCA of Wake County works with a group of dedicated local veterinarians to provide lower cost spay/neuter surgery to pet owners who might not be able to afford the one-time cost of spay/neuter surgery. Click here to view voucher options >