help and information
The information provided on this page is intended to assist cat pet owners in Surry County, NC and neighboring counties. Animal shelter information is provided. Spay and neuter assistance program links are also listed.
Please contact your local shelter(s) if you are missing or have found a lost pet. Shelters may hold low-cost rabies vaccine clinics and may have foster and rescue programs.
The Friends Of The Stokes Shelter is a nonprofit organization that work with the county shelter and operates an adoption center for the homeless pets of Stokes County, NC.
animal shelter statistics
Are you aware that North Carolina ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of pets euthanized yearly in animal shelters? Only Texas and California (with much larger populations than North Carolina) killed more pets. North Carolina shelters euthanized 62,000 animals in 2018. The main reason for euthanasia is overpopulation. Spaying and neutering your cat can help with these statistics. See Best Friends website for more information.
To see how your county rates as far as animals taken in, adopted and euthanized, you will need to scroll down the page to Animal Shelter Reports on the NC Department of Agriculture’s page. In 2019, Surry County Animal Control euthanized 1027 of 1467 cats taken in, a euthanasia rate of 70%. Stokes County Animal Shelter took in 461 cats and euthanized 344, euthanizing 75%. A shelter is a reflection of its community, not the shelter workers or shelter. Tell your county commissioners to support more funding for animal shelter programs to keep animals with their owners (food assistance). Ask your local shelter how you can help save more cats. Join local rescue and spay/neuter organizations to change the outcome for cats!
spay/neuter assistance north carolina
Surry County cat owners can contact Tiny Tigers Rescue here to participate in our donation based spay/neuter clinic. Your pet will also receive a state required rabies vaccine unless there is proof of a current vaccine. Please provide your name, phone number, total number of cats needing to be spayed/neutered, and if possible, number of males and females.
Stokes County residents can contact Spay Stokes, a wonderful organization that offers low-cost spay/neuter services to county residents.
All North Carolina residents can also search and contact SNAP-NC: Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina for low-cost spay/neuter. Services may vary by county.
Use and call the AnimalKind SpayNC Helpline to find spay/neuter resources near you.
Surry Spay & Neuter Clinic in Ararat, NC offers low-cost cat spay and neuter.