Community Assistance Program

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

Generally, our Companion Animal Hospital schedules about 10 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 – $75.00

Dog Neuter – $150.00 – $175.00 (Price will vary with weight)

Dog Spay – $195.00 – $250.00 (Price will vary with weight)

What’s included?

– Spay/Neuter
– Rabies vaccine
– FVRCP vaccine
– Microchip
– Revolution

– Spay/Neuter
– Microchip
– Rabies vaccine

Download the Community Assistance Program Application.