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9 Lives

$9 Per Cat

In honor of a cat's 9 Lives,
we are offering Henderson
County residents a spay
or neuter and rabies vaccine
for any cats -- pet, stray
or feral, for a mere
$9.00 each!

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Our Mission

Our mission is to end pet overpopulation and eliminate the need to euthanize healthy, adoptable animals at the Henderson County Animal Shelter. By making affordable spay/neuter programs available to all residents in our County, we can prevent the birth of unwanted and unplanned litters.

The Problem

Unwanted and Unplanned litters of puppies and kittens are born each day because, for some reason, the adult dogs and cats were not spayed/neutered. The cycle repeats itself with litter after litter being given away, posted on Craigslist, abused, abandoned with many spending their last days at the CountyShelter. Spay/Neuter will Break The Cycle !

The Solution

As an all volunteer nonprofit, 100% of our time and money is used to pay for spay/neuter surgeries. Results in our County shows that Spay/Neuter Programs do Work!  The number of animals entering the Henderson County Animal Shelter is down 36% and euthanasia is down 53%.  Behind each % is the face of a cat or dog that has been Saved !


Henderson County Residents

FREE Program

Income verification required. Henderson County Animal Shelter offers FREE spay/neuter and rabies vaccination if your household income is less than $35,000/yr. Call the Shelter at (828) 697-4723.


Low-Cost Program

No income verification required. Community Partnership for Pets offers low-cost spay/neuter and rabies vaccination at participating local veterinarians and clinics.

Other County Residents


Programs in Your Area

If you live outside of Henderson County NC, please use the PetSmart Spay/Neuter Locator tool to find spay/neuter clinics or nonprofits in your area to help you fix your pet.


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In Appreciation of our Most Recent Sponsors

  • ASPCA
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Bissell Pet Foundation
  • City of Hendersonville, NC
  • Doris Day Animal Foundation
  • Henderson County, NC
  • Lost Pet USA
  • Petco
  • Petsmart Charities
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Valerie Friedman Fund