Spay & Neuter
The SPCA of Franklin County has two programs to reduce the number of animals brought into our local shelters.
1. The SNIP program is for pet owners who can not afford to pay full price for spay/neuter services. With our vouchers, owners pay just $35 for cats and $50 for dogs.
2. Trap-Neuter-Return/Release or TNR is for feral cats. Feral cats, sometimes called community cats, are domesticated felines that have returned to a wild state. The main difference between pet cats and feral cats, is feral cats cannot be easily handled and are usually afraid/skittish of human contact. They are often fed by caring citizens in the community and in return the cats provide insect, rodent, and snake control. Cats can produce litters of 6-8 kittens as often as 3 times per year, which is why it is important to make sure the feral cats you are feeding are not contributing to the cat overpopulation in Franklin County. The cost to spay/neuter a feral cat is $20 and humane traps are available at our office, free of charge. All feral cats MUST be transported in traps (no carriers) to their surgical appointments.
Every year there are more then 77,500 cats put down in North Carolina. Most of them are community cats who could not be adopted because they are considered unadoptable. By helping these cats we can reduce the number being killed each year. Not only does that mean a better life for the cats but it means less money spent by taxpayers.
Caring for community cats is simple and straight forward – food, water, shelter and most important having them spayed/neutered & vaccinated. You can get started on getting the cats you care for spay/neutered and vaccinated by filling in our SNIP Fund for Community Cats form.View More
The Pet Pantry provides pet food and pet supplies to families in need. This in turn helps keep pets in the home with their families and out of the shelter and off the streets. It also helps us provide those ets with basic veterinary care with spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Groups interested in helping collect supplies for the Pet Pantry can contact us. We have all the information you need to have a successful donation drive.
Pet owners in need may apply for help with our Pet Pantry Assistance form.View More
Our low cost vaccination clinics are open to everyone.
We offer rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs (one year basic and three year with proof of prior unexpired vaccination certificate), basic dog distemper/parvo, and basic cat distemper vaccinations.
We also have microchips available at our clinics for an additional fee.
Vaccination clinics are offerred as our Veterinarian volunteers are available.
All dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in secure pet carriers.