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Spay and Neuter

**UPDATED November 2022: Due to the popularity of the SNAP program and the shelter capacity, we are fully booked for spay and neuter surgeries at the Winnipeg Humane Society for 2022. We unfortunately cannot accept new applications for this program until January 2023. If you are interested in booking a spay or neuter surgery for your pet, please contact us after January 15, 2023 for an appointment in the New Year.

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

If you are a resident of Winnipeg and you are looking to have your DOG spayed or neutered, we ARE still taking appointments for our Winnipeg Fido Fix program. We also have appointments available for MALE cats through our Neuterama program working with private veterinary clinics. Please contact Jessica at 204-914-3287 (preferred) or [email protected] and she can help you determine if these programs are right for you.

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: [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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: [email protected] 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.

 

 


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