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The Humane Society of Lincoln County is proud to announce that since 2000, we have surpassed 17,000 low cost spay/neuter surgeries as of October 2023. We are very proud of this achievement. This figure represents 7,214 dog surgeries and 9,826 cat surgeries.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County, Inc. is a 501 c3 organization run strictly by volunteers. We incorporated in 1989 and have been supporting Lincoln county ever since to the best of our abilities. We are not a shelter. In the beginning, we started with an extensive foster program to help the shelter. We soon realized that spaying and neutering was needed. We stepped into this need and have grown into what we do today. Our mission is to provide a low cost spay/neuter service so that all county pets can lead a healthy life, preventing unwanted litters which could ultimately be abandoned or enter over loaded shelters.
We as an organization have worked very hard to meet this milestone and will continue to work on behalf of the citizens and their pets of Lincoln County to provide access to a low cost spay/neuter option.
To support the “no kill” movement in shelters across the country, everyone should spay/neuter their pets. Preventing unwanted litters is the answer to overpopulation.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County (HSLC) does not own or operate a shelter of any kind. We cannot accept a surrendered animal. We simply do not have a facility to house animals.
If you are surrendering an animal or need to report abuse you must contact Lincoln County Animal Services at 704-736-4125.
HSLC is a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization manned by volunteers. Our workers take no monies for personal salaries or luxuries of any kind. Your donated dollars will be used to help feed and spay/neuter the animals here in Lincoln County. Helping not only the animals left adrift but also the residents whose circumstances do not allow them the funds needed to care for their pets properly.
We organize a low cost spay/neuter clinic in association with ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville. We also have a food pantry for those in need.
Our program is manned by volunteers that donate their time and talents and resources to try to make a difference in the number of unwanted and euthanized dogs and cats. As you are probably aware, Lincoln County has become the first county in North Carolina to adopt the philosophy of a no kill shelter. We are pleased with the direction that the County and residents are working towards. Please understand that many hurdles must be still be crossed before this will become a reality. Until then spay/neuter cannot be overlooked as the only true method to control the number of unwanted, abandoned, and euthanized animals. The facts are these that each animal left intact (not sterilized) an average of eight more are following behind the breeding pair. Multiply that by 3 litters a year and the numbers become staggering. Won't you please help and have your animal spayed/neutered as soon as four months old. Females, on average, can become pregnant at 6 months of age.
There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your friends and family.
2422 Country Club Road, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092, United States
PO Box 23
Lincolnton, NC 28093