Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic
The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic is currently closed while the SPCA of Wake County updates and refreshes our low-cost spay/neuter programming.
Since opening in 2009, more than 62,000 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!
We are excited to continue this important work and better serve our community when we re-open for public appointments. Until then, here is a list of alternate low-cost spay/neuter options serving our area:
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SPCA Spay/Neuter Voucher Program
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.
Redeemable at the participating veterinary clinics listed below, this voucher provides a discount on the surgery fee. Other fees will be associated with this surgical procedure (see FAQ below). The SPCA is grateful to the veterinarians offering the discounted service.
Please take the time to read the FAQ below before you purchase a voucher. We get a lot of questions about the voucher program. The answer to your question can most likely be found below. The link to purchase a voucher can be found at the bottom of the page.
Voucher Program FAQs
1. What is the cost of a voucher?
Male Cat: $46.00
Female Cat: $56.00
Male Dog: $57.00
Female Dog: $76.00
2. What does the voucher cover?
Sample costs for a male dog:
|Cost without Voucher (prices are generalizations):
$179.00 Surgical fees (includes anesthesia, suture materials and catheters)
$42.50 Pain relief medications
$47.50 Pre-operative bloodwork
Surgery total without voucher: $269.00
|Cost with Voucher (prices are generalizations):
$57.00 Surgical fees with voucher/cost of voucher (includes anesthesia, suture materials and catheters)
$42.50 Pain relief medications
$47.50 Pre-operative bloodwork
Surgery total with voucher: $147.00
3. What are some other fees that might be associated with my pet’s vet visit?
Pre-surgical requirements and prices may vary radically from veterinarian to veterinarian. Some vets require pre-op bloodwork, some do not. Some vets require parasite testing (such as heartworms), some do not. Vets will vary on other vaccines that are required pre-surgery. All vets (and North Carolina law) require that your animal is up-to-date on a rabies vaccine. * TIP: If you know your animal needs vaccines, call around to find a vet that will not charge an additional office visit. Many vets will charge a la carte for the vaccines at the same time as the surgery.
4. What if my cat/dog is in heat?
Most vets will spay an animal in heat but some will not. When a female cat or dog is in heat, there is an increased flow of blood to the uterus. Since the uterus is being removed during spay surgery, the surgery will require extra time, extra care, plus additional suture materials and anesthesia. Therefore, there will be an additional cost.
5. What is an example of an additional fee that may be incurred during surgery?
A female pet in heat is one example (see question above). Occasionally a male animal’s testicle will fail to drop and must be removed surgically out of the abdomen.
6. Can I use the spay/neuter voucher at any vet clinic?
No. These vouchers are only good at the participating veterinarians listed below. All of these vets are geographically located in the greater Wake County, North Carolina area.
7. Can the SPCA give me the different prices for the varying fees associated with each vet?
No. You will need to call around to the vets and inquire based on your individual pet’s needs. Prices will vary based on your pet’s sex, age, weight, vaccine history, and current health. * TIP: Prices may vary greatly from vet to vet. There is nothing wrong with price shopping for these medical services. Call around to find the best fit for your finances and your level of desired service. Please remember all participating veterinarians are already generously providing a valuable service.
8. How do I purchase a voucher?
To purchase a voucher, click here. Once your purchase has been completed, you will receive an email message. Your voucher will be attached to that email as a pdf. Please print the voucher and bring it with you to your vet appointment. A hard copy will not be mailed to you. To receive a voucher over email, the system requires one voucher purchase per transaction. You may purchase more than one voucher, but you must run your credit card each time in a separate transaction.
PARTICIPATING VETS ACCEPTING VOUCHERS:
|Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital
336 East Durham Road
Cary, NC 27511
Ansede Animal Hospital
3535 S. Wilmington Street, Suite 107
Raleigh, NC 27603
Complete Pet Care at Falls Pointe
Grace Park Animal Hospital
Complete Pet Care at Heritage
Care First Animal Hospital at Oberlin
Care First Animal Hospital at Tryon
Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic
Cat Clinic of Cary
Cozy Cat Veterinary Hospital
|East Wake Animal Hospital
2100 Zebulon Road
Zebulon, NC 27597
Heritage Animal Hospital
3415 Rogers Road
Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital
Magnolia Animal Hospital
Reedy Creek Animal Clinic
Safe Care Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic
Six Forks Animal Hospital
Swift Creek Animal Hospital
Tyson Animal Hospital
Capital Boulevard Animal Hospital and Pet Inn
Other Local Spay/Neuter Options
Five County Spay/Neuter Clinic (919-269-4564)
Clinic offers low-cost spays/neuters for dogs and cats.
SNAP-NC (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina) (919-783-SNAP (7627))
SNAP-NC operates a mobile spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats.
SAFE Care (919-872-7730)
Spay/neuter clinic for cats, kittens, and small dogs (weighing 4-15 lbs.)
The $20 Fix (919-870-1660)
Alamance and Orange Counties
Available only to residents of Alamance and Orange Counties. Income requirements apply.
Operation Catnip operates a monthly high-volume, no-charge clinic for feral and free-roaming unowned cats.
Search for Options Near You:
AnimalKind Spay NC Helpline (1-888-NC-FIX-EM (1-888-623-4936))
Interactive map to search for options by zip code
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