To combat pet overpopulation in Orange County, the animal services department is celebrating Spay Neuter Day on Tuesday, Feb. 28. This celebration is a local version of Spay Day, recognized nationally by the Humane Society of the United States, and is designed to raise awareness and help eliminate the need for euthanasia as a means of population control.
In recognition of Spay Neuter Day in Orange County, Animal Services—with assistance from the Department of Social Services—has partnered with Pet Overpopulation Patrol of North Carolina to offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of households that receive services from Orange County DSS. It is the hope of Animal Services and Orange County that this celebration, along with other longer-term programs developed by the department, will increase the number of pets that are spayed and neutered in the county and in turn help eliminate the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation we face as a community.
For information on Spay Neuter Day and whether you qualify to receive services, call Sarah Fallin at (919) 942-7387, extension 224.