Orange County Animal Services to host Spay Neuter Day

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (Feb. 7, 2018)—The Orange County Animal Services Department is working to combat pet overpopulation by hosting another “Spay Neuter Day.” This event coincides with the national Spay Day USA event each February.

SpayNeuterDay_300The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.  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 recent grant from the Margo T.  Petrie Foundation, Animal Services has been able to expand this Spay/Neuter program to include almost 13,000 more households in Orange County.

In addition, the Board of County Commissioners has once again signed a resolution declaring Feb. 27 as Spay Neuter Day in Orange County. See the annual Spay Neuter report and resolution here.

“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 Feb. 13, 2018.

To register or determine if you qualify, please call Sarah Fallin at 919.932.4966.