CARE’s Lillie’s Fund is a targeted spay and neuter program that assists lower income Chatham County residents to get their cats and dogs fixed for the minimal cost of a $20 co-pay per pet. Periodically, when funding allows, CARE sponsors special no-cost (no co-pay required) spay and neuter campaigns through Lillie’s Fund.
Lillie’s Fund was established in 2006 in memory of Lillie B. Cameron, a long-time CARE volunteer and tireless advocate for making low cost spay/neuter services available for all Chatham County residents.
Who qualifies for Lillie’s Fund?
Lillie’s Fund is available to residents of Chatham County whose total household income is $40,000 or less.
How do I apply for Lillie’s Fund?
Complete a Lillie’s Fund application and return it to CARE along with proof of income and a $20 co-pay for each pet. Applications may be downloaded below. You may also call or email CARE to have an application mailed to you: CARE, PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312; (919) 542-5757. Once your application, proof of income and $20 co-pay(s) have been received, CARE will send you a spay/neuter voucher for each pet and a list of the veterinarians who participate in CARE’s Lillie’s Fund. When you schedule a spay/neuter appointment with one of CARE’s participating veterinarians, let the vet know that you are a Lillie’s Fund client and that you will be bringing a voucher(s) with you. The voucher covers the cost of the spay or neuter surgery, all needed vaccines, post-surgical pain medications and a microchip (optional). CARE also covers the additional cost of pets who are in heat or pregnant.
Special Programs – No Cost Spay and Neuter
Periodically, when funding allows, CARE sponsors special no-cost (no co-pay required) spay and neuter campaigns. Watch our website for these program announcements, and check the Forms Section here for flyers with more detailed information and instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What services are included in the voucher?
The voucher covers the cost of the spay or neuter surgery, all needed vaccines, post-surgical pain medications and a microchip (optional). CARE also covers the additional cost of pets who are in heat or pregnant. Any other services, including treatment for fleas, will be at your expense.
May I use the voucher(s) at any vet clinic?
No. The vouchers are only good at the veterinary clinics in Chatham County who participate in CARE’s Lillie’s Fund. CARE will send you a list of the vets when we send you the vouchers.
How long will it take CARE to process my application?
Typically, CARE will mail your vouchers within 7 days of receipt of your application.
How many pets can I have spayed/neutered through CARE’s Lillie’s Fund?
CARE’s Lillie’s Fund will spay/neuter up to 10 pets per household over time. CARE accepts repeat applications for pets. Ten is the maximum. All pets must be owned, family pets.
What if my pet is in-heat or pregnant?
Pets who are in-heat or pregnant can be spayed. When you schedule your appointment with one of CARE’s participating vets, please let the vet know that your pet is in-heat or pregnant. CARE will cover the additional cost of spaying an in-heat or pregnant pet.