Anicira is excited to announce a new program to provide free spay/neuter surgeries to pets of Lee County residents. Located in Southwest Virginia,  Lee County is the most economically disadvantaged county in the state. The goal of the program is to reduce the homeless pet population and is made possible with the partnership of the Margaret B. Mitchell Clinic and Lee County Animal Shelter.

For four years, Anicira and the Lee County Animal Shelter have worked together to help find loving families for homeless pets. Investing in spaying and neutering pets in Lee County will help decrease the birth of unwanted litters and improve the health of pets in the area. Of the 1,400 animals Anicira has transferred from Lee County, only about 5% of them were spayed or neutered when they entered the shelter.

“Through improving access to spay/neuter surgery and preventive care services for underserved cats and dogs in Lee County, we hope to improve the health and general well-being of pets in need of care while simultaneously reducing the number of homeless pets in the community,” said Cate Lemmond, President and CEO of Anicira.

Anicira hopes to provide 200 spay/neuter surgeries over the next several months. For Lee County residents looking to schedule their pet’s surgery, please contact the Margaret Mitchell Clinic at 276-591-5790 or through