Orange County Animal Services to host Spay-Neuter Day
Orange County Animal Services is working to combat pet overpopulation by hosting another “Spay Neuter Day.”The event will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The purpose is to raise awareness and help to eliminate the need for euthanasia as a means of population control.
For the event, Animal Services has partnered with Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC) to offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of households that receive services from the Orange County Department of Social Services or who qualify by their combined income.
Thanks to a substantial grant from the Margo T. Petrie Foundation, Animal Services is continuing to expand this Spay and Neuter Program to include more households in Orange County than ever before. Another initiative that helps to fund spay and neuter programs in our state is the Animal Lovers’ "I Care" license plate program. $20 from each plate goes directly toward supporting sterilization procedure reimbursements and educational initiatives. More information about this program can be found at https://ncagr.gov/vet/aws/fix/
“Animal Services hopes events such as this, along with other longer-term programs developed by this department, will increase the number of pets that are spayed and neutered in Orange County, and in turn help to eliminate the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation we face as a community,” said Bob Marotto, director of Animal Services.
Qualifying Orange County residents must sign up by May 1, 2019. To register or determine if you qualify, please call Cooper Hatch at 919.932.4965.
Clinic for agriculture pond owners set for May 18
Durham & Orange Soil and Water Conservation Districts are partnering to host a Pond Clinic for agriculture pond owners on Saturday, May 18 at Blackwood Farm Park (4215 NC 86, Hillsborough, NC 27572). The day kicks off with a catch and release fishing tournament starting at 7:30 a.m. Trainings on topics such as pond maintenance, wildlife management and invasive weeds will be offered. We are also bringing back the popular shock boat.
All participants will be treated to a free fish fry for lunch,
thanks to our many sponsors. Please register
by May 10.