Animal overpopulation is a serious problem in Hamilton, like many other cities around the world. Spaying or neutering your pet is an important and responsible means of helping to control the pet population. Spaying and neutering also decreases the risk of certain cancers, which helps keep your animal companion happy and healthy. Cats that are spayed or neutered have more calm and balanced personalities.

Every pet deserves to be healthy and to have a home. The HBSPCA is committed to healthy animals, and population control.

  • All cats and dogs adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered.
  • The HBSPCA Companion Animal Hospital provides low cost alters (spay and neuter surgeries) for pets in low income households (Community Assistance Program).
  • The HBSPCA provides low cost alters (spay and neuter surgeries) for street cats through its TNR (Trap, Neuter, & Return) program for these feral cats who often live in colonies.
  • The HBSPCA does NOT offer declawing.  You can find important information about why cats need claws here

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Take a behind the scenes look in our Companion Animal Hospital!

Spay/Neuter Services are available to the public for pets 4 months – 5 years.