Community Assistance Program

Please note our program is ONLY available to residents of our Hamilton/Burlington coverage area

Cats – If you had paid for and booked a surgery spot that was scheduled prior to our shut down you should have been contacted to rebook your spot.  If you have not been contacted and you have paid for your spot please leave a message at 905 574-7722 ext 410.  New applications are now being accepted – please be aware that there may be a 2-3 month wait for female cats.

Applications available here


Dogs – If you have paid for and booked a surgery spot that was scheduled prior to our shut down we will begin reaching out soon to rebook.  Please note that we are currently looking at a 12 week time frame to catch up.  We are currently NOT accepting new dog applications.

If your dog surgery was booked for any of the dates below then the week in brackets is when you can expect to hear from us to book a surgery spot

Monday April 20th (Week of July 20th)

Wednesday April 22nd and Thursday April 23rd (Week of July 27th)

Thursday April 30th (1st week of August)


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 for a pre scheduled  drop off and pick up time.  Please ensure your carrier is labeled with your name, address and phone number.
Male Cats          Drop off at 7:45am and pick up at 2:30pm
Female Cats      Drop off at 8:15am and pick up at 2:45pm
Dogs                   Drop off at 8am and pick up at 3pm

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 long lasting pain medication that’s administered during 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 clean, secure, plastic cat carrier.  Dogs must be on a leash.

After Care Instructions:


Cat Spay or Neuter – $95.00
Dog Neuter – $180.00 – $220.00 – Price will vary with weight
Dog Spay – $220.00 – $280.00 – 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?

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

– 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 now offer pre-operative blood work to all our spay/neuter clients. Blood work should be done at least one week prior to surgery and is available for both cats and dogs. By doing the pre-operative blood work, you will also have the option to purchase further pain management outside of the 24 hours that we already provide. *Please note this is not mandatory and the pain management we provide with surgery is a sufficient amount. We just know some of our furry friends and their owners would appreciate the little extra help.

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