Spay and Neuter Program
The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is proud to offer spay/neuter assistance to individuals and families who need financial assistance in having their personal pets sterilized in an effort to reduce our shelter’s intake of animals and the community’s pet overpopulation crisis.
Please Don't Litter! Spay or Neuter Your Critter!!
Having your pet spayed or neutered is critical to eliminating pet overpopulation and needless euthanasia. If you are low income and need help with the cost of altering a pet, we can help.
Individuals and families must provide proof of annual income in the form of a tax return, Social Security statement, or Disability statement. *HSNMB can only accept these documents as proof of annual income.
**Surgery costs are based on a sliding scale that is based on income and must be paid to HSNMB when the appointment is scheduled.
- Individuals and couples WITH dependents can earn up to $45,000 to qualify with the maximum cost of the surgery being $60.
- Individuals and couples WITHOUT dependents can earn up to $40,000 to qualify with the maximum cost of the surgery being $75.
- Proof of vaccinations, heartworm testing (for dogs), and Feline Leukemia testing (for cats) are required for pets to be sterilized through our SNAP program.
Please bring your proof of annual income, along with your pet’s vaccination history to the shelter, located at 409 Bay Street in North Myrtle Beach during our regular business hours.
Surgeries will be scheduled with one of the following Animal Hospitals: Kind Care, Waterway Animal Hospital, Loris Animal Hospital, or Animal Hospital of North Myrtle Beach. Please Contact Us Today for more information.
"Community Cat" is an umbrella definition that includes any un-owned cats. These cats may be "feral" (unsocialized) or friendly, may have been born into the wild, or may be lost or abandoned pet cats.
Trap, Neuter, Return
Many Community Cats are cared for by compassionate people, who provide food and water for these cats. Others thrive without any human intervention, especially in our coastal climate. They live in neighborhoods, shopping centers, commercial properties and near dumpsters - anywhere they can find shelter. Whatever a cat's individual circumstances, the term "Community Cat" reflects the reality that for these cats, "home" is within the community rather than in an individual household. For these cats, however, overpopulation remains their biggest threat.
HSNMB promotes Trap/Neuter/ Return (TNR), which has proven to be the most effective, humane method of reducing Community Cat populations. Through TNR, these cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, microchiped, neutered, ear-tipped, and returned to outdoor homes to live out their lives. Individuals are encouraged to engage in TNR whenever possible.
Please consider giving to our Spay/Neuter Fund here to enable us to continue this life-saving program.