Pet services

​Spay / Neuter Services​

June 2022 Update: Currently there is a 6-8 month wait time for public surgery requests. Once you submit an application, it could take 6-8 months before you are contacted for an available appointment space. Due to this wait, we are unable to respond with inquiries regarding where you are on the wait list. We highly recommend contacting low-cost surgery clinics in and around the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area.

Male & Female Dogs:​

If you have a dog over 55 lbs please take note that there is an even longer wait for an appointment due to minimum cage space.

Please consider going to the Humane Society of Charlotte, Stand for Animals, SnipWell for a low cost option (more options are listed in the third drop-down menu). You will be contacted when space is available.


Applicants must be a resident of Mecklenburg County with current proof. (No Exceptions). 

Proof of income: If you have an EBT card, are already qualified for FNS, SNAP, WIC, CHIP, Veterans Pension, or similar, you will already be eligible. If not, then you will need to provide proof of household income and number of individuals in the household.

We do offer spay/neuter surgery on feral and community cats through feral groups as well as private Mecklenburg County citizens. If you have found a feral or community cat in your area and would like to get them altered, fill out the appropriate spay or neuter form to be added to the wait list.

There can be a limit on the number of free surgeries scheduled to the same person or household.

Applications with missing information will not be processed.  Email addresses are necessary for communication.

All applications received will be filed by the date they were received.  You will receive an email when a spot opens.

Due to the overwhelming amount of applications for animals in need of this service we cannot contact you when we have received your application or provide updates on the status.

The only procedures available at this clinic are Spay and Neuter Surgeries. Contact your pet’s personal Veterinarian for all other services.

On the day of your pet’s surgery appointment you will be required to provide your Current Driver's License with the correct address or other state issued Photo Identification and current utility bill as proof of residency.

If you need a pet license (which is required by city/county laws), you can purchase one on the same day as your surgical appointment.

This Pet will be listed under the name provided on the application at the time of scheduling. By filling out and sending in this application, you are taking on full ownership responsibility for this animal.  



If your pet has a current (or expired) rabies vaccination, we need your most recent rabies certificate. There is a place for you to upload your certificate or you can bring it with you the day of your pets' surgical appointment.

If they are receiving their first vaccine, it will be good for 1 year.

If they are expired or will expire within 30 days of the appointment, we can give your pet a 3 year rabies vaccine.



Please use your personal veterinarian or one of the low cost clinics if you are financially able OR if your pet's needs are urgent in nature. 

Please be patient as the free clinic has limited availability.  Appointments may not be immediately available. There is a limited number of recovery cages.



Thanks to volunteer fundraisers and donations, the pain medication and surgery are free as this service is not part of an operational budget. The clinics can continue only as long as funding is available.

However, there will be a charge for additional vaccines and microchips. Pricing for this will vary depending on the request made at check-in and all fees will be paid at check-out.

We are unable to provide e-collars so you will need to get one for your pet at any local pet store.

If you are unable to make the scheduled appointment, contact us within 48 hours so we can schedule another person.  We are responsible for full expenses even if scheduled pets do not attend. If you do not make contact to cancel your appointment and do not show up, you can be billed for the Shelter’s cost of that missed surgery. You will also NOT be rescheduled.

Please be committed to participating before scheduling an appointment. 

Please notify of cancellations.

By clicking the links​ below to fill out your application, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the important information listed above.

Female Dog

Male Dog


Female Cat

Male Cat

Animal Math:
1+1= 420,000    <- How does that calculate?
One Female Cat​ + One Male Cat = 420,000 Kittens in 7 Years.

Help STOP the Multiplication by spaying or neutering your pets!

Spaying and neutering your pets is the most responsible decision an owner can make. There are so many benefits behind this surgery:

  • a healthier and happier pet

  • a major reduction in the threat of cancer

  • they won’t go through heat cycles

  • they won’t feel the need to get out of the fence and roam the neighborhood

  • they’ll be less likely to attack people and other pets

  • they'll be less inclined to mark their territory

  • it will increase your pet’s life expectancy

BUT MOST IMPORTANT: It will prevent the birth of unwanted companion animals which reduces the pet over-population!!​

For other low-cost surgical options, especially if you live outside of Mecklenburg County, click the links below for details on spay/neuter services.