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SpayNC Helpline by AnimalKind to find low-cost spay/neuter near you: 1-888-NC-FIX-EM

Did You Know...
  • An unspayed dog, her mate and offspring have the potential to produce up to 67,000 puppies in 6 years!
  • An unspayed cat, her mate and offspring, producing two litters/year could produce over 94,000 kittens in 10 years!*
  • Each year 5-9 million pets enter shelters resulting in euthanasia to be one of the leading causes of death in dogs and cats.
  • US taxpayers spend up to $2 billion each year on services to collect, house, destroy, and dispose of unwanted animals.


Reasons to Spay/Neuter

  • Spaying/neutering is cheaper than a caring for a litter of puppies or kittens and cheaper than housing animals in shelters.
  • Spaying/neutering reduces the number of animals going into shelters.
  • Spaying/neutering may minimize or eliminate the risk of some cancers, thus increasing the lifespan of your pet.
  • Spaying/neutering may reduce or prevent unwanted behaviors such as roaming and marking.
  • Spaying/neutering can reduce aggression in some animals.




Veterinary Division Animal Welfare Section, R. Douglas Meckes, DVM, State Veterinarian
Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3280; FAX: (919) 733-6431

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