Spay & Neuter Clinics

Thank you for your interest in our low-cost spay/neuter programs. Caldwell Humane Society partners with the Humane Alliance in Asheville to offer spay and neuter services at reduced costs. We appreciate the continued support of our local veterinarians: Caldwell Animal Hospital, Lenoir Veterinary Hospital and Hudson Animal Hospital. Please see your veterinarian regularly for the continued good health of your pet.

What is Humane Alliance?
Humane Alliance is a nonprofit spay and neuter clinic located in Asheville, NC that provides spay and neuter surgeries to cats and dogs at reduced costs. Anyone, regardless of income, may use this service. Animals are picked up in Caldwell County, transported to Asheville for surgery, and returned the next day.

What is SPOT?
SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) is a program that helps families with limited income pay for spay/neuter surgery. Financial aid is for Caldwell County residents only. You may apply for help only for your own pets. To apply for financial assistance, you must attach copies of documents that verify your total monthly household income.

What is ICARE?
ICARE refers to the State of North Carolina's Spay/Neuter Program. Special animal-lover license tags raise money for spay/neuter surgeries. Funds are allocated by the county to pay surgery fees for qualifying  clients and reimbursement from the State is requested by the Caldwell County Health Department. The reimbursed funds are "recycled" so that more spays/neuters can be offered to those who qualify.

How Can I Help?
Caldwell Humane Society is an all-volunteer group, and we are always in need of additional volunteers. We need people to assist with preparations for the clinics, operations at the clinic pick-up and drop-off sites, and with fundraisers. Please call 499-0289 and leave a message for more information. A volunteer will return your call.

Fees For Low Cost Spay and Neuter Surgery
Without Financial Aid
$50 per cat or dog
$10 for a rabies vaccine (required unless you have a valid rabies certificate, not just a tag)

With Financial Aid
$25 per cat or dog
$10 for rabies vaccine (required unless you have a valid rabies certificate, not just a tag) 

We accept only Cash or Personal Check as method of payment 
Other basic vaccines/tests are available for animals having surgery. Please ask for more information. Prices listed above are subject to change if Humane Alliance changes its fee schedule. 

Does Your Pet Qualify For Surgery?
• Pets must be in good health.

• Mother cats/dogs must have finished nursing at least 2 weeks prior to surgery.

• Minimum weight and age is 2 lbs and eight weeks old.

• Females in heat or pregnant are at a slightly higher risk during surgery.

• 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.

Spay and Neuter Application (English)

Spay and Neuter Application (Spanish)
Programas de Esterilización y Castración a Bajo Costo

Become a Member
2017 Caldwell Humane Society Membership Form

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner and having your pets spayed and neutered.
Please encourage your family and friends to do the same and save lives!