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Puppies and kittens plus the adults are dying at the Nash County Animal Control Shelter. It is not the fault of the Nash County Animal Shelter staff. It is the fault of people with pets that aren’t fixed. People without their pets fixed also have to worry about their pets roaming in search of love, plus a whole lot more.

We know it isn’t your intent to kill a puppy or a kitten. You are thinking…I’ll find a home for them. You are thinking…I’ll make sure my pet doesn’t get out. You are thinking…. Well, it doesn’t matter what you are thinking except for one fact. Puppies and kittens are either turned in at the Shelter or found as strays all the time. And although we try very, very hard to find them homes, there is one fact. Most of them die. There are no accidental litters, just people who didn’t try hard enough! The biggest problem is feral cats! If your outdoor cat has kittens, most likely they will be feral and they will die if not caught young enough to be tamed!

Some facts: The reason that many stray adult male dogs end up in the Shelter is because they go looking for love in all the wrong places. Dogs can travel miles when a female is in heat. The reason that the majority of pets killed at the Shelter is cats, is due to people having outdoor pets that are not fixed. If you don’t fix them, please at least keep them inside, safer!

Yes, we know it isn’t cheap to fix a pet. And remember it takes two to tango. If you can’t afford your local vet services, there are affordable options available. Such as:

Five County Spay/Neuter Clinic (Clinic every Wed) - 1403 N. Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, North Carolina 27597 (919) 269-4564http://fivecountyspayneuter.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Five-County-SpayNeuter-Clinic/455416447864454

Spay & Neuter Assistance Program of NC (SNAP-NC) - Mobile clinic travels around central NC including Louisburg & Zebulon. Low income assistance available. (919) 783-7627 snap-nc.org

The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic, (SPCA) south Raleigh (919) 772-0211 spcawake.org

Animal Kind - $20 Fix for Qualified Persons in Wake & other counties (not Nash). Must use program vets. (919) 870-1660 animalkind.org

Affordable Animal Care Spay & Neuter Clinic, Durham (919) 620-7729 affordableanimalcareofdurham.com

Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic Benson - Vouchers (see website) (919) 934-7729 carolinacrossingvet.com

Friends of Animals, Raleigh area vet certificates available. (919) 403-2221 friendsofanimals.org

Cottage Animal Clinic, Cottage Animal Clinics, Stantonsburg (252) 238-2400

Spay Today – Greenville (252) 321-8839 spaytoday.net

Just for cats (mostly feral):

Operation Catnip (919) 779-7247 operationcatnip.org

Independent Animal Rescue (919) 403-2221 animalrescue.net/feral_cat

S.A.F.E. Care for Cats Also for personal cats 919-872-1128 safehavenforcats.org

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