Spay / Neuter

Spaying / neutering is good for you and your pet!

Pets can be altered as early as 4 months old. Talk to your veterinarian about spaying or neutering your pet.

Why Spay or Neuter?


There are several health and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets). For many of us, our pets are just like family. We dote on them, love them, and want to ensure the best care for them. At Watauga Humane Society, we feel the same and aim to help educate pet owners about these benefits while also helping control pet populations.

Spaying/neutering your pet is a great way to keep your pet healthy, but what about other veterinary care? Establishing a relationship with a veterinarian helps monitor your pet’s health, ensuring any problems are caught early and treated before they turn into bigger issues. Your pet’s veterinarian also sets up a vaccination schedule so your pet is protected against common viruses. View our Pet Resources HERE.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

If you have financial need, SNIPS of Watauga Humane Society can help you get your furry friend fixed.

The Watauga Humane Society mission includes promoting spay / neuter for all pets in our community. SNIPS is the all-volunteer WHS committee dedicated to reducing pet homelessness by helping community members who are struggling financially fix their pets. SNIPS volunteers work extremely hard to raise funds, but we receive many more requests for support than we can afford. We, therefore, kindly ask that if you can take your pet to a local vet to be spayed or neutered, please do so. If you do have financial need, please contact us!

To make a reservation, email whs.spayneuter@wataugahumanesociety.org with “Spay/Neuter” in the subject line or call 828 264 7865 Ext 4 and leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, email address, and info about your pet including their name, if they are a cat or dog, female or male, age, breed, and color. A SNIPS volunteer will contact you. Before scheduling, you may be asked for proof of financial need.

If you have a cat colony please contact us and see information on the WHS Community Cat Network.