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Spay/Neuter Program

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2022/2023 No-Cost Spay/Neuter Program

The Guelph Humane Society (GHS), in partnership with the Kim and Stu Lang Community Healthcare Partnership Program (CHPP), is offering no-cost spay/neuter clinics for cats and dogs in 2022 and 2023 in Guelph and Wellington County – thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada.

These clinics will include:

  • spay/neuter surgery
  • vaccines
  • mircrochipping

These no-cost clinics are only available to those who meet the requirements (see requirements below). Please contact GHSCares@guelphhumane.ca for more information.

*A previous grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada allowed GHS, in partnership with the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), to provide under-resourced, owned pets with spay/neuter surgeries. Between November 2019 and October 2020, the program provided 151 pets with a low-cost spay/neuter.

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Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for our clinics, clients must be residents of Guelph or Wellington County and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Experiencing economic hardship and receiving social support of some kind (i.e. ODSP, Ontario Works, GIS)
  • Experiencing housing insecurity, is precariously housed, or is at risk of homelessness
  • Being emergency sheltered (including stays in overnight shelters, or those for people impacted by family violence)
  • Qualify for a City of Guelph or Wellington County subsidy program (i.e. Affordable Bus Pass, FAIR, Child Care Subsidy)

Please note that there are limited clinic spaces, and only individuals who meet our eligibility criteria will be contacted. Proof of qualification will be required. 

*Due to overwhelming demand, all of our clinic appointments are currently filled. If you have been referred to us by a community partner in Wellington County, please email ghscares@guelphhumane.ca to be added to our waitlist.

Please note, this program is not intended to be a program for barn cats. 

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Clinic Photos and Testimonials (2022)

“My [cat] was spayed on Saturday. I was so pleased with the communication and care that she and I both received. I was given written instructions on how to care for her post surgery. She is doing wonderful and I am so grateful! I was very happy to be a part of this clinic. Thank you!!”

“This has been such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful and appreciative. We took in a kitten from a not great home situation and I had no idea how much vet costs had gone up since I had my older cat spayed and vaccinated. I think it’s so important to provide proper care for your pets but was panicking [because] I was not able to afford what is was going to cost. I reached out for resources for low income vets or other options and was so blown away when I was told about this clinic. It happened at the exact right moment and helps me more than I can express.”

“The people I spoke with and met at the door showed they really loved our pets and would do all that it takes to care for them. All personnel were very informative and conveyed their knowledge in terms we could understand. This was very much a “Feel Good” experience.”

“Our experience at the Spay Neuter clinic was great! We had two male cats that needed to be neutered and had started to fight with each other, and as a result, one of them had been injured. Both of them received amazing care while at the Spay Neuter clinic, and are both recovering great at home! They went above and beyond to treat our injured cats wounds as well. We also had the opportunity to meet with someone who helped us better understand their behaviours, and gave us amazing tips on how to reduce aggression and help the cats get along! We are very grateful to have had this opportunity!”

“[My cat] had her immunization, microchip, and medication for pain and deworming. I received helpful instructions for her recovery. Everyone was so kind to me and [my cat]. I am happy to say that she is doing well because of the excellent care she received. I am eternally grateful for the help I received and the kind and warm way I was helped. Thank you so very much. This is a wonderful program for people who love their pets so much but find it financially overwhelming to provide medical procedures during tough times.”

Are there other resources I can access for low-cost spay neuter services?

There are other local spay neuter services available. Check them out here: