Pet services

​Spay / Neuter Services​

Animal Care & Control offers FREE spay/neuter surgery for Mecklenburg County pet owners (only).

We ONLY hold our spay/neuter clinics on the second Saturday of each month due to fundraising efforts.

All applications received will be PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST​ and you will definitely receive an email or call when your application reaches the top of the list. Due to the overwhelming amount of applications for animals in need of this service we CANNOT CONTACT YOU OR PROVIDE UPDATES when we have received your application or provide updates on the status.

We ask that you BE PATIENT as there is currently a wait period for the following:

Male & Female Cats: 4-8 weeks​

Male & Female Dogs under 55 lbs:

     Under 40 lbs: 4-8 weeks

     Between 40-55 lbs: 8-12 weeks

Male & Female Dogs:​

     Over 55 lbs: 12 weeks or more due to limited cage space


(please read the QUALIFICATIONS​ below BEFORE going to the bottom of the page to fill out your application)

must be a resident of Mecklenburg County (No Exceptions). On the day of your pet’s surgery appointment you will be required to provide your Drivers License with current address or a Photo Identification and current utility bill as proof of residency. Applications with missing information will not be processed.

Use of this application is limited to family pets. Rescue personnel and caretakers of feral cats do not apply. Your pet must be in compliance with the local Animal License ordinance. If it is not, compliance will be required the morning of your surgical appointment. By filling out and sending in this application, you are taking on full ownership responsibility for this animal.

All applications received will be placed on the waiting list​ and you will definitely receive a call when your application reaches the top of the list. 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.


If your pet has a current (or expired) rabies vaccination, we need your most recent rabies certificate.

  • If you print out your application, please attach a copy of your certificate.
  • If you are filling out the application online, please bring your certificate with you the day of your pets' surgical appointment.

We would prefer not to re-vaccinate your pet if they are current.
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.
Due to the high traffic and time constraints at our clinics we are unable to trace Rabies tag numbers or call a veterinarian for proof of a current vaccine.


Please use your local veterinarian if you are financially able OR if your pet's needs are urgent in nature. Please be patient as the free clinic is offered only once a month so appointments will be posted to a varying waiting list and may not be immediately available. There is a limited number of large cages so dogs (55 lbs and over) will have a significantly longer wait than smaller animals. It may take up to four to six months before the largest dogs are scheduled for surgery.


The s/n clinics are being funded by volunteer fundraisers and donations.  (It is not part of an operational budget.) Unfortunately, the clinics can continue only as long as funding is available. We are responsible for full expenses even if scheduled pets do not attend. Please be committed to participating before scheduling an appointment. Funds are distributed to provide one clinic on the second Saturday of each month.

Please notify the voicemail at 704-336-4424 if you have a change of address, email account, phone number or wish to be removed from the waiting list.
Please note that the spay/neuter line is for messages only.​​


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


Male Cat>>​​

Female​ Cat>>

Male Dog>>

Female Dog>>​

Below are the applications you can print and mail to us at:

Animal Care & Control
c/o Spay/Neuter
8315 Byrum Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217

Male Cat​

Female Cat

Male Dog

Female Dog

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.

  1.  The Humane Society of Charlotte​
    *If you have a scheduled surgical appointment for your pet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at the Byrum Dr location, please note that the Humane Society of Charlotte is operating the clinic on these days. If you need to talk with them please call their spay/neuter line directly at 704-333-4130.*

  2. Stand for Animals Veterinary Clinic

  3. Gaston Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinic (Gastonia, NC)  

  4. Cabarrus Spay/Neuter Clinic, Concord, NC ​

  5. Humane Society of Union County - low-cost spay/neuter clinic 
  6. Snip Well in Fort Mill