Each year, 6-8 million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are left at animal shelters around the country. Some are lost, some are abandoned, some are unwanted; most are the result of irresponsible pet ownership. 3-4 million of those animals are euthanized because there aren’t enough homes for them all.
Spay & Neuter
Upcoming APS Community Spay/Neuter Clinics:
Please fill out this application to be considered. We’ll reach out with your date if we can schedule you.
We have spots available for male and female dogs between 8-59 pounds and male and female cats.
You must be a Durham resident.
Reduced cost spay and neuter vouchers are made possible in part through grant funding from the Margaret T. Petrie Spaying and Neutering Foundation. We are only able to offer community resources like this with the help of our compassionate donors.
If you would like to contribute to our Spay/Neuter fund, please click here to donate.
Where can I get my animal spayed or neutered?
- Your veterinarian may be able to work out special financing options for you. Remember that, even if you pay full price for the procedure, spaying or neutering is a one-time cost with a lifetime of benefits.
- Fill out the form above to be part of our community spay and neuter clinics. Have questions? Call (919) 560-0640 ext. 232 to speak with our Rescue and Community Engagement Coordinator.
Good for Your Pet
- Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle (“heat”).
- Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.
- Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory.
- Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle.
- Spaying and neutering makes pets less likely to bite.
- Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.
Good for the Community
- Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals.
- Unwanted, roaming dogs contribute to the problem of bites and attacks.
- Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals.
- Stray pets and homeless animals may create a nuisance, getting into trash, leaving waste etc.
- Stray cats may scare away or kill birds and wildlife.
Please help the pet overpopulation problem by spaying and neutering your companion animals!