Prepare to apply for Subsidized Spay/Neuter Program

Posted On Tuesday October 12, 2021

Cornwall residents can soon apply to have their cat’s spay/neuter surgery subsidized. Surgeries are free for eligible residents. Applications will be accepted starting the week of October 25, 2021.

The program will assist residents in fixing their cats, and help control the cat population in Cornwall. The program will support low-income households in fixing pets over six months of age or under eight years of age.

To prepare for the application process, you will need to gather the following documents. Applications without complete documents cannot be accepted:

  • Identification (like driver’s license, OHIP, passport, status card)
  • 2020 Revenue Canada Notice of Assessment (for a copy of this document, call Revenue Canada at 1-800-959-8281)
  • Bill (such as telephone, cable, electricity, natural gas, property tax, water/sewer bill, or lease agreement)

Residents of Cornwall can apply for up to five cats to be fixed during clinics in November.

The process:

  1. Residents apply using the form below,
  2. Social and Housing Services staff review the application and confirm eligibility,
  3. If approved, residents’ information is supplied to the OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals),
  4. Finally, the OSPCA will contact the resident to assess the cat’s eligibility for surgery, and then book an appointment.

The program is first-come, first-served. Applications with all supporting documents will be processed.

Application forms will be available online or at the Justice Building (340 Pitt Street) the week of October 25.

The Subsidized Spay Neuter Program is expected to be offered five years in a row – this is the second year.

To read the City of Cornwall’s Animal Control By-law, please click here.

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