Spay and Neuter
The following articles contain information regarding the importance of helping to contain the cat and dog population in our Province. To spay and neuter your pets is a very important part of being a responsible, caring pet owner.
Help us control the pet population by helping a family member or friend with the cost of spaying or neutering their pet. This can also directly reduce the number of unwanted animals in our community.
Facts About Spay and Neutering Your Pets
Facts and Misconceptions about Spaying and Neutering
Spay & Neuter Assistance Program:
About the SPCA Spay and Neuter Assistance Program:
The St. John’s SPCA recognizes the need to reduce the number of kittens and puppies being born year after year. One female cat can have as many as three litters a year. Dogs can have as many as two. As a result, there are thousands of unwanted cats and dogs in our province that are suffering. One litter is too many! There simply aren’t enough homes. Spayed or neutered animals are happier and healthier. Most importantly, they do not contribute to the over-population.
This assistance program is for dog/cat owners on the Avalon Peninsula only! At this time, we do not accept applications from residents of St. John’s. Please check our website periodically for updates. We encourage St. John’s residents to contact the City of St. John’s Humane Services Division by calling 311 for information about their Spay/Neuter Program.
This program would not be possible without the support of the following veterinary clinics:
Baccalieu Trail Animal Hospital (Bay Roberts) - 786-1571
Torbay Road Vet (Coaker's Meadow Plaza) - 753-0506
Sunrise Animal Hospital (Park Avenue) - 368-7981
Terra Nova Animal Hospital (Howley Estates) - 738-7054
St. John's Veterinary Hospital (Freshwater Road) - 722-7766
Paradise Animal Hospital (Karwood Drive) - 782-1107
Important Information to Remember:
- Applications will be accepted for the spaying or neutering of one cat or one dog per household and is based on financial need.
- Your portion of the cost is $55.00 for a cat, $150.00 for a female dog, or $100.00 for a male dog. The payment must be received seven days prior to the surgery booking, in cash at the SPCA Shelter on RCAF Road (off Torbay Road) or by a money order mailed to the address below. Cheques of any nature will not be accepted. Due to the overwhelming interest in this program, your application is only valid for 30 days after approval. Once approved, it is important to have your payment in as soon as possible.
- When your payment is received, the SPCA will book an notify you of your pet's appointment at one of the participating hospitals listed above. If you need to cancel the appointment, you must give the clinic and SPCA 48 hours notice. If you fail to give the required notice, your application becomes invalid and your payment will not be refunded.
To apply, please go to the link provided below and mail to the address listed or fax to 579-8089
If you need further assistance please call 726-0301