Davidson Co. offers drop-off spaying, neutering at discount

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- Davidson County residents wanting to get their pets spayed or neutered at about half the cost of a vet can do so thanks to a new drop-off service.

A commuter drop-off spay and neuter clinic started Wednesday at the Plaza Parkway in Lexington. The Humane Society of Davidson County partnered with Greensboro-based Planned Pethood to offer the service.

On the third Wednesday of each month, Planned Pethood will pick up pets from a designated drop-off spot, spay or neuter those pets and then deliver them back to the owner.

"This program allows people to get their animals spay-neutered who simply cannot afford to go to regular vets or are taking in stray animals that they simply can't afford to keep," said Becky Everhart, with the Humane Society in Davidson County. "With our help and with the reduced prices, we have a chance to really make a difference in the number of animals that are euthanized."

The county's animal shelter euthanized more than 7,000 dogs and cats last year. Humane society officials said that's just too many.

Humane Society officials believe more spaying and neutering will help save the lives of strays like Jax, an American pit bull terrier. Animal Control picked up Jax and was saved from euthanization at practically the last minute.

"The couple found out that Jax was at the shelter and picked him up on the last possible day, within hours of when he was supposed to be euthanized," said Ashley Snyder-Miller with the Humane Society in Davidson County.

The specific drop-off point is behind the license plate agency. To schedule an appointment, call the Humane Society of Davidson County at (336) 237-0131 or email davidsonspayneuter@gmail.com.

You can also visit thespayandneutercommuter.com for more information.