The City of Cornwall's Subsidized Spay/Neuter Program is currently closed. Please check back in the Spring of 2023.

The Subsidized Spay Neuter 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.

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

The process:

  1. Residents fill out the application form,
  • In English – printable PDF
  • In English – online
  • Request a form by emailing
  • Pick up a paper copy at Housing Programs, 340 Pitt Street, 3rd Floor

   2. Social and Housing Services staff review the application and confirm eligibility,

   3. If approved, residents’ information is supplied to the OSPCA,

   4. And finally, the OSPCA will contact the resident to book a clinic date.

Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. Residents are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility Requirements:

Any person who is a current permanent resident of Cornwall for at least one year and whose total household income falls under Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Measures (LIM) may apply for SSNP. Below is a chart that outlines LIM’s maximum acceptable income levels per household based on the number of people in the immediate family.

Low-Income Measures
Size of Family Unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 7+
Total Household Income Less than $27,000 $27,000 to $37,600


$46,100 to

$53,200 to $59,500








  • Identification for all adult members
  • Income Verification Requirement: You must submit a COPY of your 2021 Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency for yourself and your spouse/partner (if applicable. We do not accept any other document as proof of income. Additional information may be requested to complete the review of your application.
  • Residency Requirement:  SSNP is for permanent residents of Cornwall ONLY. To verify, we require a copy of ONE of the documents listed below that has been issued within the last month and shows the applicant’s name and current address.

                                      * Telephone or cable bill   * Cornwall Electric / Enbridge bill   * City of Cornwall bill

The Subsidized Spay Neuter Program is expected to be offered five years in a row. The program was first offered in 2020.

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

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