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What does the Spay/Neuter Program do?

  • The program reimburses counties and municipalities (or contracted entities) for direct costs of spay/neuter procedures performed on dogs/cats owned by low-income individuals.
  • A portion of funding for the program goes towards education and outreach on the importance of controlling the animal population.

How is the Spay/Neuter Program funded?

  • The program is funded in part when members of the public select the Animal Lovers "I Care" license plate.
  • $20 from each plate goes directly toward supporting procedure reimbursement and educational initiatives.
  • Click on the plates below to order yours today!


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Brief History:

From its inception in 2001 until Sept 30, 2010 the Spay Neuter Program resided in the Department of Health and Human Services. The Spay Neuter Program now resides in NCDA&CS. Senate Bill 897 transferred the administration of the voluntary Spay/Neuter program from the Department of Health and Human Services to Animal Welfare Section on Oct. 1, 2010.


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Veterinary Division, R. Douglas Meckes, DVM, State Veterinarian
Animal Welfare Section, Patricia L Norris, DVM, MS, Director
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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