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Simple Steps to Help Homeless Pets

Homeless Pet

Control the Pet Population - Have Your Pet Spayed/Neutered

There are more pets in this country in need of homes than there are shelters able to house them. Pet overpopulation leads to millions of adoptable pets euthanized across the country every year. But there are simple steps you can take to help decrease this number:

  • Always spay and neuter your pets.
  • Always adopt your pets from a legitimate shelter or nonprofit rescue group – like the Asheville Humane Society.
  • Remember, pets are a lifetime commitment. Consider all the responsibilities and consequences of pet ownership before deciding to adopt.
  • Help spread the word about pet overpopulation, adoption, and the importance of spaying neutering.


If you live in Buncombe County, you can get a free spay/neuter voucher from the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. All you have to do is show your I.D. There are no income guidelines.

Also, if you’re seeking high quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgery, Buncombe County is fortunate to have the ASPCA international model right here in our community. If you’re interested in having your pet spayed/neutered please contact:

You can also visit

If you cannot afford to have your pet fixed, Asheville Humane Society may be able to offer financial assistance. Call the Safety Net helpline at 828.761.2008 for more information.