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.
Support the Spay Neuter Program and show you care!
Click on Specialized Plates and search for "Animal Lovers." $20 from each plate will go to the Spay Neuter Program.
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.