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Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County
1919 S. Church Street, Burlington, NC
The Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County is a division of Burlington Animal Services and is committed to reducing the number of unwanted animals that come to the animal shelter each year. The clinic provides low-cost spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fees are as follows:
Male cat - $50
Female cat - $70
Male dog - $80
Female dog - $90
A rabies vaccine will be required if the animal is not current and cost $10.
We strongly recommend that animals be current on all vaccinations prior to surgery for their safety. Due to the limited services offered, we recommend pet owners establish a relationship with a veterinarian to provide a complete health program for their pets. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 336-570-6767.
Why Spay or Neuter?
Each year, thousands of animals come to the Burlington Animal Shelter as strays, abandoned, bite or cruelty cases, and owner surrenders. Unfortunately, there are not enough homes for all of these homeless animals. Much of this problem lies in pet ownership. Many unaltered pets are allowed to breed repeatedly, as well as roam free, leading to hundreds of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. The most effective means of preventing unwanted litters and pet overpopulation is to spay and neuter your pet.
Contrary to popular belief, spaying or neutering your pet will not lead to a fat, lazy pet. Only overfeeding and lack of exercise will do that. Removing the sex hormones will
cause your dog to lose its protective instinct, either. Animals that have been altered exhibit fewer problems with aggression, spraying and marking territory, roaming and fighting. Spayed female cats and dogs do not suffer from uterine disease and have a markedly reduced incidence of breast cancer. Neutered males eliminate testicular cancer and reduce the incidence of prostate cancer. Spaying/neutering will give you a much happier and healthier companion that will not be able to reproduce and add to the existing overpopulation problem. This benefits you, your pet and our community.
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