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Spaying and Neutering Your Pets Saves Lives

What Is Spay and Neuter?

  • Female cats and dogs are spayed to prevent pregnancy.

  • Male cats and dogs are neutered to prevent them from getting females pregnant.

  • We offer affordable spay/neuter clinics each month and provide transport to and from the clinic.

Why Should You Spay and Neuter Your Pet?

  • Spaying and neutering reduces the number of unwanted pets that end up in shelters or euthanized every year.

  • Serious health and behavioral problems can be avoided by altering your pet.

  • Fixed pets are less likely to roam, bite, or get into fights during the heat cycle.

When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

  • Female cats can start reproducing as early as 4 months and go into heat many times throughout the year if they are not spayed.

  • Dogs can start reproducing at 6 months and females go into heat twice a year.

  • Cats must weigh at least 3 pounds and be 12 weeks or older to be spayed or neutered.

  • Dogs must weigh at least 3 pounds and be 6 months or older to be spayed or neutered.

  • Females who have given birth recently need to have puppies/kittens weened for two weeks so their milk is dried up to prevent infection.

When Are The Clinics Scheduled To Take Place?

Clinics are taking place twice a month and are scheduled month to month at this time. Once your application is received, we will be in contact with the next available clinic date.

Where are the surgeries performed?

HSDC has partnered with the Humane Society of the Piedmont Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in Greensboro, Gaston Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in Gastonia and Foothills Spay Clinic in Hickory. 

WE DO NOT PERFORM THE SURGERIES! Transportation is provided to and from the clinics.  Animals will need to be transported in a carrier or trap.

How Do I Sign My Pet Up For a Clinic?

COMPLETE SPAY/NEUTER APPLICATION

  • The first step is to complete an online spay/neuter application.

  • If you do not have access to our website, please email spayneuter@hsdavie.org, call 336-751-5214, or come by our office for a paper copy or use our lobby station to complete one.

  • If you completed a Paper Application, please email it to spayneuter@hsdavie.org or text pictures of all 3 pages along with any Rabies Certificates or DSS Forms to 336-251-4417 or mail it to 162 Webb Way Advance, NC 27006.

IF YOU HAVE DAVIE COUNTY DSS ASSISTANCE

  • If anyone in the household receives any Davie County DSS assistance, such as Medicaid or Food Stamps

  • You need to request a spay/neuter form from the DSS office on Farmington Rd before completing your online application.

  • Upload your approved spay/neuter form in your online application or email to spayneuter@hsdavie.org

 

CHECK YOUR PET’S RABIES VACCINE STATUS

  • If your pet is current on a Rabies Vaccine, upload their Rabies Certificate in your online application or email to spayneuter@hsdavie.org

  • Sufficient proof must be a Rabies certificate (Just Tags or Reminders from vets are not acceptable)

  • If you prefer to get a Rabies Vaccine prior to surgery, you can get a 1 Year Rabies Vaccine for $5 (cash only) at the Davie County Animal Shelter during their regular business hours, Tue-Fri 9am-3pm

 

PET IS SCHEDULED/CLINIC DETAILS EMAILED

  • Once your application is reviewed, you will be scheduled, or you will be placed on the waitlist for the next available date. Once you are scheduled, you will receive an email including the clinic instructions of drop off, pick up, clinic date, payments, pre-op instructions, etc.

  • There is a waiting list sometimes and all applications will be contacted in the order they are received, and they will be scheduled according to availability. Clinic spaces are tentative, and may change each month due to the clinic’s availability so sometimes clinic spaces must be changed, etc.​​

  • Once we have received your application, you will receive an email within a week confirming we have received it and if we have any questions.

  • Once your application has been reviewed, your pet’s appointment will be scheduled or you will be placed on the waitlist for the available date. 

  • Once your pet’s surgery is scheduled, you will receive an email including the clinic instructions of drop off, pick up, clinic date, total charges and payment options, pre-op instructions, etc.

  • PAYMENTS ARE DUE WHEN APPOINTMENT IS SCHEDULED NOW TO HOLD THE SPOT! CLINICS ARE CHARGING NO SHOW AND CANCELLATION FEES SO WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE COMES WHEN SCHEDULED TO NOT WASTE THE CLINIC'S SPOT.

  • Please keep in mind, there is frequently a waiting list and all applications will be contacted in the order they are received. Appointments will be scheduled according to availability. Clinic spaces are tentative and may change each month due to the clinic’s availability, so sometimes clinic spaces have to be changed, etc.

  • Email any questions to spayneuter@hsdavie.org or call 336-751-5214 if you do not have email access.

  *If you do not have access to a computer to email completed forms, you       may bring them to our office at 162 Webb Way, Advance. 

Please note: due to the overwhelming response for the clinics, there may be a delay in application approvals. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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