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Adoption Hours:
Mon: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Tue: 11:00am-6:00pm
Wed: 11:00am-6:00pm
Thu: Closed
Fri: 11:00am-6:00pm
Sat: 11:00am-6:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm


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Hours & Locations
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200 Petfinder Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603

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Call 919-772-0211 to make an appointment today.

Appointments Now Available!
Call 919-772-0211 or SUBMIT a Surgery Appointment Interest Form here   Please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page.

Look for us at the SPCA Dog Walk, Saturday April 18th from 10am - 4pm. 

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We offer affordable, high-quality spay/neuter surgery and vaccines.

DOG Female (under 50lbs): $105.00
DOG Female (over 50lbs): $120.00

DOG Male (under 50lbs):

DOG Male (over 50lbs): $110.00

CAT Female:

CAT Male: $55.00
Feral Cat / Community Cats: $50.00
(please keep in feral cat trap, no cat carriers. Ear tipping included)
INCLUDED in the above price: 
> surgical sterilization
> 1-year rabies vaccine
> distemper combo vaccine
> pain relief injection at the time of surgery

Please note that there may be additional charges for the following:
> In-heat, pregnant or obese animals ($20 - $60). 
> Cryptorchid ($20 - $60).
> Hernia Repair ($20 - $60)

Additional services available on the day of your pet's surgery:
Additional pain relief meds to go home: $8 ($15.00 for pets over 100lbs) Recommended for all pets.
Microchip Identification: $20 (includes lifetime registration) 
Heartworm testing for dogs: $25
Heartworm prevention for dogs: request price
Flea and tick control: request price                         
Feline Leukemia/FIV testing $25
Feline Leukemia Vaccine  $18
Canine Kennel Cough vaccine $12
Also available:  E-collars $12, Cardboard carriers $12

Welcome to Saving Lives Spay Neuter Clinic, a program of the SPCA of Wake County. We are a high-quality low-cost spay neuter clinic serving the Triangle and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Our licensed veterinarians provide compassionate, top quality sterilization surgery and related care for your pet.
HOURS (Appointments are required)
Tuesday-Friday 7:15am drop off and 4:00pm pick up
Closed on Saturday (until further notice).
Sunday-Monday closed
The Susan and Randall Ward Center
300 Petfinder Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603
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 Saving Lives Spay Neuter Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (919) 772-0211 or email info@savinglivesnc.org.

1.What are the Hospital's Open Hours?
Our hospital opens at 7:15 am for patient intake.  By 8:00 am, we close to the public so we can get our day's work done in time for our 4:00 pm discharge.  Our hospital closes promptly at 5 pm. 
2.Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are admitted only by appointment. Please call 919-772-0211 to schedule your pet's surgery appointment. 

3.If I am late, do you charge additional fees? Yes.  If you are late for intake at 7:15 am, you *may* be allowed to pay a $20 late-arrival fee OR your pet's surgery may have to be rescheduled, depending on the surgery schedule for the day and your arrival time. If you are late for discharge at 4:00 pm, you will be charged a $20 late-discharge fee.  If you miss discharge and do not arrive before we close, you will be charged the $20 late fee as well as a $20 overnight boarding fee.
Please try hard to be on time - our schedule is very tight and is impacted heavily by tardy clients.
4.What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards and debit cards. We do not accept checks or American Express at this time. 

5.Can I make payments?
No. Payment is required in full at the time of patient discharge. 
6.At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done any time from 12 weeks on as long as your pet weighs at least 3 pounds.  Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Rabies and distemper vaccinations are included in the surgery fee, but we always recommend full vaccination by your regular vet prior to your surgery appointment to be sure your pet doesn't catch anything while here.  Also, a pre-anesthetic blood screen by your regular vet is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.  Animals over 7 years old are strongly recommended to have bloodwork performed prior to surgery.  A heartworm test is required for dogs over 7 years old.

7.Will my pet have stitches? If so, how long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
We normally don't apply skin stitches, so nothing will need to be removed. We use a topical surgical glue on most patients (not male cats).  However, some procedures do require skin sutures, which must be removed by your regular vet 10-14 days following the surgery.

8.Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is absolutely no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered at an early age. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens which is the mission of our clinic. 

9.Do you accept donations?
Yes, we are a program of the SPCA of Wake County and are dependent on the on-going generosity of our community. We always need paper towels, laundry detergent and bleach. Thank you for supporting us!