Community Assistance Program

The HBSPCA provides spay/neuter surgeries for both cats and dogs.

Surgery happens at our onsite Companion Animal Hospital. Pet owners pre-register for the procedure, pre pay, and bring their pet to the shelter at 8:00 am on the day of the surgery. Pets are ready to be picked up at 3:30 pm and return home.

Your pet will be provided with high quality care by one of our licensed and skilled veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians.  Our supplies and medications are the same as those available at any other veterinary hospital.  All animals are provided with pain medication following surgery, and have the same procedure as they would at a regular hospital.

We are able to keep our prices as low as we do for several reasons:

  • Our clinic is a high quality/high volume clinic – whereas many clinics will do only a few surgeries a day we focus only on spay and neuter services
  • Our organization is a registered charity, which means we save on some taxes that would have to be paid by a private business and are able to pass those savings along to you.
  • Our clinic is non-profit as opposed to a business, where owners rightly expect to make a profit for their work in the business.

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. (weight limit for female dogs is 30kg, weight limit for male dogs 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.
  • 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.
  • Cats MUST be transported in a secure, plastic cat carrier.  Dogs must be on a leash.

After Care Instructions:

Prices:

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 & age

*Effective Thursday October 10th, 2019 there will be a $25 admin fee charged for all refund requests

What’s included?

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

DOGS
– Spay/Neuter
– Complementary Microchip
– Complementary Rabies vaccine
– Complementary E-Collar (cone)

Optional Items:

  • Canine Wellness Package $30.00 – Can be added on to any canine surgery
    – Deworming
    – DA2PPv vaccine
  • Heartworm Test: 4DX: $25.00 – Heartworm testing will be available during surgery.  It is important to have your dog tested yearly to ensure they do not have heartworm.  Learn more about heartworm here
  • Pre-Operative Blood Work Appointment: $84.95
    We are pleased to now be able to offer pre-operative blood work to all our spay/neuter clients.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer please email gmiller@hbspca.com to set up an appointment.  Blood work should be done at least one week prior to surgery and is available for both cats and dogs.

If you are in need of a cat carrier to securely transport your feline to and from surgery, we have gently used carriers for sale at reception for $10.00-  while supplies last.  We do not recommend soft carriers.

The HBSPCA does NOT offer declawing.  You can find more information about why cats need claws here The Paw Project

Download the Community Assistance Program Application