Community Assistance Program

The HBSPCA provides spay/neuter surgeries for pets in low income households.

Generally, our Companion Animal Hospital schedules about 15 days a month for these day procedures for pets living in the community. Pet owners pre-register for the procedure, pre pay, and bring their pet to the shelter early in the morning on the day of the surgery. Pets are ready to be picked up mid-afternoon and return home.

Is my companion animal eligible for the program?

  • Pets must be between four months and five years of age.
  • Pets must be within a normal weight range for dogs and cats. (weight limit is 35kg)
  • Male dogs and cats must have two descended testicles.
  • Pets must not be coughing or sneezing.
  • Pets should not have any medical conditions or history of complications and medical conditions.
  • Pets must not be pregnant. Pregnant cats can be spayed, but the pregnancy will be terminated at the time of surgery.
  • Female dogs must not be in heat.
  • We strongly recommend that your animal is vaccinated prior to surgery to prevent them contracting a contagious disease.

Financial eligibility:

Number of people in the household Eligible income for program
1 – 2 people Under $40,000
3 – 4 people Under $50,000
5+ people Under $65,000

After Care Instructions:


Cat Spay or Neuter – $95.00

Dog Neuter – $170.00 – $195.00 – Price will vary with weight

Dog Spay – $215.00 – $270.00 – Price will vary with weight

What’s included?

– Spay/Neuter
– Complementary Rabies vaccine
– Complementary FVRCP vaccine
– Complementary Microchip
– Complementary dose Revolution
– Complementary E-Collar for the girls

– Spay/Neuter
– Complementary Microchip
– Complementary Rabies vaccine
– Complementary E-Collar

Canine Wellness Package $25.00 – Can be added on to any canine surgery
– Deworming
– DA2PPv vaccine

Download the Community Assistance Program Application.


The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is thrilled to announce that once again we will be receiving a PetSmart grant! This amazing grant program will allow us to provide 1000 cat spay/neuter surgeries at a cost of just $30 to the pet owner.

This program is available to a select group of postal codes each month.

Our second registration of 2019 will be held on Thursday February 21st, 2019 from 4pm-6pm at Ruffins Pet Centre – 581 Main St E.

– Open to indoor and outdoor cats
– Payment of $30 cash required at time of registration
– Open to residents of L8L & L8M postal codes only. Proof of address must be shown
– Maximum of 3 cats per household
– Cats must be between 4 months and 5 years of age
– Limited availability
– Please do NOT bring your cat to registration

Questions? Please contact Michelle at or 905 574-7722 ext.303 Do NOT contact Ruffins Pet Centre