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Spay and Neuter

**UPDATED September, 2022: Due to the popularity of the SNAP programs, we are fully booked for cat spay and neuter surgeries for the month of October 2022. If you are interested in booking a spay or neuter surgery for your cat, please contact us in October of 2022 to book an appointment for November 2022.

Our TNR program is fully booked for the Fall of 2022 and we have no more available spots until Spring of 2023, when this program resumes.

We ARE still taking appointments for dog spays and neuters as well as rabbit spays and neuters for those who qualify for our Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP). If you are interested in this program, please contact the clinic at SNAP@winnipeghumanesociety.ca  

The Winnipeg Humane Society is committed to reducing the number of homeless pets in our community. Providing an affordable spay and neuter option to all Manitobans is part of our plan.

 

What it means to spay or neuter your cat

Spay means to surgically remove the ovaries of a female animal and neuter means to castrate a male animal, thereby making it impossible for them to reproduce. This process is sometimes referred to as “fixing” or “sterilizing” as well. It is a very safe, common procedure and vital to controlling the animal population in our community.

Based on currently available scientific information, the Winnipeg Humane Society strongly supports spaying and neutering pets as an effective means to reduce unwanted litters and overall shelter intake. In particular, the WHS supports voluntary, affordable, accessible spay/neuter programs for owned pets, Trap-Neuter-Return programs for feral cats, and the mandatory sterilization of shelter animals (including any dogs or cats that are adopted from our pet store partners).

Where you can go

The Winnipeg Humane Society is NOT a public veterinary clinic. We recommend you seek out a local veterinarian to fix your cat. It is a good way to establish a relationship with a doctor who will be very important in your animal’s life. Veterinarians can be found in the phone book or online. The cost is reasonable, and it will pay off in the long run. If you absolutely cannot afford to see a veterinarian, you can email our Subsidized Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) at: SNAP@winnipeghumanesociety.ca to see if you quality. No phone calls please.

The Winnipeg Humane Society is the City of Winnipeg Animal Service Agency’s service provider for cats in our community. The services include:

  • Stray cats in Winnipeg
  • Low cost spay & neuter program
  • Emergency pick-up

The Winnipeg Humane Society Veterinary Clinic can also offer basic vet services like exams and vaccines for clients who may need assistance obtaining vet care. Please email the WHS clinic to enquire about an application and see if you qualify. Contact us at SNAP@winnipeghumanesociety.ca

Subsidized Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

Low income families can apply for the SNAP program to get their cats, dogs or rabbits spayed or neutered for a discounted rate.

SNAP is open to low income families and individuals. The program is based on:

  • How many family members reside in the household (children included)
  • The total gross earnings for spouses, partners, and/or guardians combined
  • If the family is on Social Assistance they automatically qualify, but must provide their 6 digit case number.

There are many ways to qualify, so e-mail: SNAP@winnipeghumanesociety.ca to see if you do (no phone calls please).

You will be required to provide proof of household income (most current income tax information for all occupants) or proof of social assistance in order to participate in SNAP.

We recommend that your pet be spayed/neutered any time after the age of four months and ideally before the first heat.

Subsidized spay and neuter surgeries are also available for dogs and rabbits living outside of Winnipeg. Residents living outside of Winnipeg must qualify for low-cost spay and neuter. Proof of household income is required at time of booking. 

2022 Fees within the City of Winnipeg:
Dog Spay*: $70 (surgery $45 plus 2 vaccines and deworming $25+ tax)
Dog Neuter*: $70 (surgery $45 plus 2 vaccines and deworming $25+ tax)
Cat Spay**: $20
Cat Neuter**: $20
Rabbit Spay: $100
Rabbit Neuter: $70 

2022 Fees Outside the City of Winnipeg, TNR, and Rescue Partners:
Dog Spay: $115
Dog Neuter: $90
Cat Spay: $60
Cat Neuter: $55
Rabbit Spay: $100
Rabbit Neuter: $70 

*In-Winnipeg Dog spay/neuter patients receive a free tattoo. Rabies vaccine, DH2PP vaccine, and deworming will be given at time of surgery at an additional cost of $25 plus tax. The vaccines may be exempt with proof of up-to-date vaccination. They will receive a free one-year City of Winnipeg License. 

**In-Winnipeg cat spay/neuter patients receive a free tattoo. Free Rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, and deworming will be given at time of surgery included as part of the fee. Free vaccines may be declined with proof up-to-date vaccination. They will receive a free one-year City of Winnipeg License. 

Out of City/TNR/Rescue cat spay and neuter, and Out of City/Rescue dog spay and neuters will receive a free tattoo. Free rabies vaccine, FVRCP or DH2PP vaccine, and deworming will be given at time of surgery included as part of the fee. Free vaccines may be declined with proof up-to-date vaccination. 

Rabbit spay/neuter patients will receive a free tattoo. 

The SNAP program is partially supported by the City of Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Humane Society has also partnered with local rescues to provide low cost or subsidized spay & neuters.

 

WE ARE HERE FOR THE ANIMALS. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

“We Are Here For The Animals. We Are Here For You.” is a joint community outreach program facilitated through Jessica Thompson, the Winnipeg Humane Society, and Winnipeg Animals Services. This community outreach spay and neuter program addresses cat overpopulation in Winnipeg’s most impacted areas by offering surgeries for $20, including transportation.

Please note that this program applies to cats only and is available only to residents of the City of Winnipeg.

Thanks to Winnipeg Animal Services and City Cat Licensing creating the FixIt Grant, the program can focus on ensuring that more cats are receiving necessary spay and neuter surgeries that may be missed by other programs.

Together we work to ensure cats of low-income families who cannot afford even the most minimal fees, are spayed and neutered. We also provide transportation services to and from the WHS Clinic thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers. The program’s incentive is community involvement, Jessica and her team work out of their cat outreach centre at 1051 Main St., providing the option to not only spay and neuter at low cost through the WHS Clinic, but also providing educational resources to cat owners who need the support.

The aim is to build a bridge of trust between the citizens of Winnipeg who need us the most and the WHS, moving our city towards healthier cats. Healthy cats mean a healthy community.

Jessica’s team also routinely hosts cat Spay and Neuter events at local clinics on Sundays when veterinarians, RVT’s and other veterinary professionals volunteer their time and skills to fix low income owned and feral cats.

For more information on the We Are Here for the Animals. We Are Here for You. program, you can contact Jessica through Facebook, by phone (204) 421-7297 or by email at jessicat@winnipeghumanesociety.ca.

 

 


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