Spay/Neuter Assistance

Most animal welfare experts agree: spay/neuter is the most effective method to curbing the pet overpopulation problem. Buncombe County recognizes and values the positive impact spay/neuter has on eradicating pet overpopulation and pays for the spay/neuter surgery of every animal transferred to an adoption partner in Buncombe County for re-homing, if performed at Humane Alliance of WNC.

If you’re seeking high quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgery, our community is fortunate to have the international model for spay/neuter services right here in Buncombe County: the Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina, located in west Asheville. This international training institute performs more than 24,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year from Buncombe County and other surrounding counties. Teams of veterinarians and technicians travel from all over the United States to learn the state-of-the-art techniques employed by the Humane Alliance. Thanks to this wonderful resource and better owner education, the number of animals coming into the Buncombe County Shelter has decreased from 9,339 in 2000 to 6,735 in 2010.

If you’re interested in having your pet spayed or neutered, please contact:

Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic
25 Heritage Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

Clinic Phone (828) 252-2079
Clinic Fax (828) 254-9774

Visit their website at:

For directions to the Humane Alliance, click here.

Assistance For Spay/Neuter

Although the Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter clinic offers extremely affordable surgery rates, we recognize that some pet owners lack the financial means to have their pets spayed/neutered. The Buncombe County Animal Shelter is able to provide individuals on public assistance with a Spay/Neuter voucher. For more information on how to obtain this voucher, please call the Buncombe County Animal Shelter at (828) 250-6430.

Seeking Spay/Neuter Options Within North Carolina

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Seeking Spay/Neuter Options Outside Buncombe County

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