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Today is World Spay Day!

Sadly, too many cats and kittens find themselves abandoned and with no safe haven. “Fixing” our pet companions is the best way to prevent unwanted litters and ensure every pet is healthy, safe and wanted. 

World Spay Day reminds us that spaying and neutering (S/N) our pets is one of the most important things we can do for their health and well-being, and prevent neglected, abandoned and homeless pets. S/N decreases the risk of certain cancers, which helps keep our animal companions happy and healthy. Cats that are spayed or neutered have more calm and balanced personalities.

Donors are making a difference every day for pet health and population management. Last year, 4,000+ S/N surgeries were performed. And with pawsitive thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, the HBSPCA will be providing 1,000 subsidized cat spay/neuter surgeries in 2019, at a cost of just $30 to the pet owner. Registrations will be offered to pets in neighbourhoods with least access to services. For more info, please contact Michelle at mmacnab@hbspca.com.

For those pet families residing outside designated neighbourhoods, the Community Assistance Program is available. Low cost S/N is also available for street cats, through the TNR program. For more information on TNR, click here.

Check out the impact that that these low cost, accessible spay/neuter services are having in a recent article by the CBC.