All dogs and cats six months of age or older must either be spayed or neutered,

or the owner must possess an Unaltered Pet Permit.


The Unaltered Pet Permit fee is $100 for the lifetime of the animal and may be purchased at the Permit Application Center located at 161 S. Charlotte Street; open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (closed public holidays). 


The fine for violating this requirement is $200.


Local Spay/Neuter Services and Veterinary Resources

The Humane Alliance has currently suspended free spay and neuter services for cats due to COVID-19. Follow this page for updated information and information on urgent veterinary care.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Asheville Humane Society Community Solutions


Contact Information

City of Asheville’s Animal Services Division
On-call for emergencies 24/7

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.