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In its first five years of operation the Southern Pines Spay & Neuter Clinic has saved the lives of more than 1,650,000 local pets – by preventing the births of pets destined to homelessness and possible euthanasia.

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The Southern Pines Animal Shelter Board of Directors recognized the need for a systematic approach to reducing the number of unwanted animals in the Pine Belt area. In mid 2008, the Spay & Neuter planning team was formed. This committee was charged with researching proven methods for reducing the number of unwanted animals in other areas of the United States and making recommendations regarding those methods that would be most appropriate for the Pine Belt area.

The formation of the Spay & Neuter Clinic was determined to be the best approach to reducing euthanasia and intake at the Shelter. The gold standard for high-volume spay/neuter clinics - developed by the Humane Alliance of North Carolina - was utilized in designing a clinic that would model the best approaches for health services provided.

In July of 2009, the clinic opened its doors to the public. Southern Pines Spay & Neuter Clinic offers high-quality, low-cost sterilization surgeries for cats and dogs with help from grants and donors, and basic health services are also available for pet owners in the area. With our highly-trained veterinary staff, the Clinic has spayed or neutered over 40,000 companion animals to date.