Pet services

​Spay / Neuter Services​

Male & Female Cats: 4-8 weeks​ before an available appointment date

Male & Female Dogs under 55 lbs:

     Under 40 lbs: 4-8 weeks before an available appointment date

     Between 40-55 lbs: 8-12 weeks before an available appointment date

Male & Female Dogs:​

     Over 55 lbs: 12 weeks or more due to limited cage space before an available appointment date

APPLICATIONS:

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.
 

Use of this application is limited to family pets. Rescue personnel and caretakers of feral cats should ask about the HSC Community Cat process

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 such as ear cleaning, blood work and nail trims.

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.

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.

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.  

  

RABIES VACCINE:

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, 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.

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.

 

APPOINTMENTS:  

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 is offered only once a month.  Appointments may not be immediately available. There is a limited number of recovery cages for larger dogs (55 lbs and over). They will have a significantly longer wait for a spot than smaller animals. It may take up to four to six months before the largest dogs are scheduled for surgery.

 

FUNDING:

Thought the surgery is free, the s/n clinics are being funded by volunteer fundraisers and donations.  (It is not part of an operational budget.) The clinics can continue only as long as funding is available.

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 ltodd@cmpd.org 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.

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