Spay and Neuter
Responsible Pet Owners Protect Dogs and Cats from Unwanted Litters
The City of Greater Sudbury and the Sudbury and District Veterinary Association offer a program to help reduce the number of unwanted cats in the community. The program provides low-income residents with unlimited access to reduced rates for the spaying and neutering of domestic cats.
Eligible residents will pay $100 to neuter or $125 to spay a domestic cat at a participating animal hospital, not including applicable tax. To qualify, residents must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Receipt of the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Receipt of the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
- Receipt of the Ontario Disability Support Program
- Receipt of financial assistance through Ontario Works and/or
- Receipt of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association’s SafePet Program
For more information, residents may dial 3-1-1 or visit Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Proof of a cat licence, proof of personal identity and proof for the means test (a recent letter confirming receipt of income or a cheque stub) are required.
Trap, Neuter, Release
In 2017, the City of Greater Sudbury will begin a trap, neuter, release program to control the local population of feral cats.
Participation in the program will be limited to applications submitted by Rescue Groups approved by the City of Greater Sudbury. Potential recovery of eligible costs will be negotiated at that time.
Approved Rescue Groups will be authorized to trap feral cats and, when appropriate, have the feral cats euthanized in a humane manner or have the feral cats spayed/neutered and microchipped before release back to the same area where they were captured.
Rescue groups may also manage feral cat colonies which have congregated in an identified area.