Dogs and Cats can safely be spayed/neutered at 4 months of age. Your puppy or kitten can become a mom at 6 months of age. If your pet is 8 years or older you will need a wellness blood panel done prior to surgery by your vet.
The number of animals per clinic, per household is limited to 4, and ONLY 2 can be dogs. There is no limit as to how often you may use this service. The discounted pricing is for owned animals only. If you are a foster or rescue, you will be charged invoice pricing. Please contact us for further information. This service is open to anyone regardless of the county in which they live.
Registration is a must to secure your appointment. Please do NOT bring your pet to registration. All registrations are done at our facility located at 2422 Country Club Road, Lincolnton.
Humane Society of Lincoln County partners with the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville to offer services at reduced costs. Anyone may use our service. Animals are picked up in Lincoln County, transported to Asheville for surgery, and returned the next day.
Surgery pricing remains the same for Lincoln County residents at $20 for cats, $30 for dogs. Out of county residents' surgery price is $40 for all animals. We offer free distemper and rabies vaccines, also free nail trims, and hernia repair. Kennel cough vaccine is $10, Microchips are $10 (you must have a working email to receive microchip notifications). These prices are subject to change.
Due to high demand, for our spay/neuter clinics, we have created a wait list. Please be aware that there are over 300 animals on our wait list. We are booked through December with female dogs, through October with male dogs and cats. If you wish to be placed on the list please provide the following information:
Requested information for wait list:
1. Pet owner’s first & last name
2. Phone number(s)
3. Email address
4. Pet name – dog or cat? – male or female – age
How to Submit Requested Information (choose ONE only):
1. Email to email@example.com
2. Text or Leave a message at (704) 732-9022
***EMAIL IS PREFERRED***** YOU WILL BE CONTACTED AS CLINICS BECOME AVAILABLE
We encourage pet owners to take extra precautions to prevent unwanted litters while waiting for clinic appointment. Owners may also wish to check other local spay/neuter programs. Local alternatives include Humane Society of Catawba County (https://catawbahumane.org), Lincoln County Animal Services (704-736-4126), Gaston Low Cost Spay/Neuter (704-868-4673), any and all local veterinarian office.
You will be contacted as clinics become available.
What documents will I need for registration?
1. If your pet has a current rabies vaccination, you will need the rabies certificate. (the tag is not valid proof) If your pet is not current on the rabies vaccination, the shot must be given at time of surgery.
2. All fees must be paid by cash or personal check at time of registration.
Does my pet qualify for surgery?
Pets must weigh at least 4 pounds AND be at least 4 months of age.
Pets must be in good health and not overweight/underweight.
Mother cats/dogs must have finished nursing at least 2 weeks prior to surgery.
Females in heat or pregnant can have surgery but are at a slightly higher risk.
It is recommended, but not required, that your pet is up to date on vaccinations at least two weeks before surgery, especially the kennel cough (Bordetella) vaccine.
Advanced age (8 years old and older) must have a veterinarian perform bloodwork no more than 2 weeks prior to surgery. That bloodwork is to be submitted to HSLC as soon as it is performed to achieve approval from ASPCA.
Your pet must be kept indoors the night before surgery and must recuperate indoors for 7-10 days after the surgery.
Please continue to watch our Facebook and web pages for further updates.