COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 has created many challenges for the animal wellness community, including impacting our Mobile Animal Wellness & spay/neuter unit. Ensuring the safety of our teams, clients and the general public is a top priority. The demand for service, and the challenges around implementing the mobile wellness clinics, may result in it taking longer to respond to requests and provide wellness clinics in your region.

Animal wellness is a community responsibility we look forward to working together to support the animals across Ontario. Thank you for your assistance, patience and support as we endeavour to meet your community spay/neuter needs during these challenging times.

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is pleased to offer communities a solution to the issue of pet overpopulation. Through our Mobile Animal Wellness Program, we can focus on communities with the greatest need. Our Mobile Animal Wellness Unit has been made possible by a generous grant provided by the Pet Valu family of stores through its Giving Back Project.

To learn more about hosting an event and how to be considered for the mobile unit, visit the FAQs below.

For more information about our spay and neuter program please contact mobileservices@ontariospca.ca

For more information on becoming a host in your community please fill out THIS request form. A representative will be in touch shortly to discuss the program.

This program is successful due to our relationships with local veterinarians and RVTs (Registered Veterinary Technicians). If you are a veterinarian or RVT who wishes to participate, please contact mobileservices@ontariospca.ca or fill out this form.

Upcoming Spay/Neuter Clinics:

City of Cornwall Spay and Neuter Program for CATS ONLY.

Applications will be accepted starting on March 28, 2022, with the program running from May 25-27, 2022.

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Spencerville TNR Cat Rescue Spay and Neuter clinic for CATS ONLY.

Sponsored by the Hollibell Foundation and running from April 26th – 28th, 2022. Location: Ferguson Forest Center, Kemptville, ON. NOW FULL. Thank you to everyone who registered!

Services include:

  • Spay/Neuter for cats – starts at $85 (price varies by gender)
  • Spay/Neuter for dogs – starts at $150 (price varies by gender and size)
For a more detailed breakdown of spay/neuter fees click here
Female Cat $95
Male Cat $85
Male Dog under 20 kg $150
Male Dog 20-40 kg $175
Male Dog over 40kg $200
Female Dog under 20 kg $190
Female Dog 20-40 kg $215
Female Dog over 40kg $250
  • Vaccines –$25
  • Microchip – $27
  • E-collar (cone) – $17
  • Onesies – $31
For a more detailed breakdown of vaccine and other various service fees click here
Rabies vaccine (3 year) $25
Feline Leukemia vaccine $25
FVRCP vaccine $25
DA2PP vaccine $25
Microchip $27
E-collar $17
Onesie $31
Bitter spray $17
Pre-anesthetic blood work $65
Umbilical hernia repair $25
Cryptorchid $25
Cardboard cat carrier $12
Ear-tips (feral cats) No charge
Ear-tips (feral cats) No charge

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Monetary donations are needed for medical supplies and to cover the operating costs of the unit. This will ensure the unit is able to visit as many communities as possible. Please donate in support of the OSPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Unit here.

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SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services – FAQs
What are your COVID-19 prevention protocols?

We take COVID-19 very seriously. The Ontario SPCA has restructured our drop off and pick up procedures and clinic operations to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

By:
– Modifying registration to virtual online registration and appointments
– Providing Contactless drop off and pick up
– Requiring Full PPE of all team members
– Creating Physical and Social distancing protocols

How do you decide where the mobile spay/neuter unit will go?

We are approached by communities where there is a need to make accessible spay/neuter services available to pet owners who might not otherwise be able to access the services. We will also have the capacity to partner with municipalities to address existing pet overpopulation issues, such as community or feral cat overpopulation.

Who is eligible for the clinic and how are they chosen?

Our mobile spay/neuter services are designed to help underserved people and their pets. We work with municipalities and local social support services in the community to help disadvantaged families.

Is the mobile unit licensed?

The mobile animal wellness unit is accredited, and the medical team members are licensed veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians.

How much do the services cost?

• Spay/Neuter for cats – $85 (price varies by gender)
• Spay/Neuter for dogs – starts at $150 (price varies by gender and size)
• Vaccines –$25 – ALL vaccines are $ 25
• Microchip – $27
• E-collar (cone) – $17
• Onesies – $31

What does high volume mean?

The Ontario SPCA’s spay/neuter services are high volume, self-sustaining clinics that are open to the public, shelters and rescue groups, regardless of geography or income level. As a non-profit organization, our spay/neuter clinics are designed to financially break-even.

What services are offered in the mobile unit?

We offer spay and neuter services.

How does this service work with local veterinarians?

Statistics indicate that the majority of people who access these types of spay/neuter services do not have a relationship with a veterinarian. This is an opportunity to educate families with animals about pet care and the importance of having a regular relationship with a local veterinarian.

By bringing this mobile clinic to communities where it is needed most, we are making these spay/neuter and wellness services more accessible. The service is not intended to replace regular veterinary care, but to provide a basic service to allow pet owners to spend their resources on routine preventative care.

This program is successful due to our relationships with local veterinarians and RVTs (Registered Veterinary Technicians). If you are a veterinarian or RVT who wishes to participate, please contact mobileservices@ontariospca.ca or fill out this form.

What other ways does the Ontario SPCA help combat pet overpopulation?

Each cat and dog that is adopted from and Ontario SPCA Animal Centre is spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. The Ontario SPCA also operates 2 high volume spay/neuter services, with locations in Barrie and Stouffville.

What criteria does my community have to meet to be considered for the mobile unit?

Requirements to host the mobile unit at your location include, but are not limited to, the following:

Location – The truck and trailer are approximately 50 feet long and require a safe staging location that can be easily accessed by our driver and pet owners. Pet owners do not need access to the mobile area

Recovery space – The host is required to secure a suitable indoor recovery space in close proximity the mobile unit.

Utilities – Potable running water, electricity and washrooms are required at the staging location. A nearby facility to be able to do daily laundry.

Promotion – The host community/organization will be responsible for the promotion of the mobile unit event within their community to assist in securing bookings. The Ontario SPCA can assist you with this.

Bookings – The host will be responsible for booking registration and collecting payments for all services and products prior to the event.

Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for a variety of different roles. Recruitment is the responsibility of the host community. Training for all volunteers will be provided by the Ontario SPCA.

Host Fee: In order to support the cost of bringing the unit to a community, a host fee of $2,500 per day is required to be paid a minimum of 60 days prior to an event.

Fees for services are collected in advance by the host organization to secure appointments.

The OSPCA Animal Wellness will invoice the host after the event for surgical procedures and products sold.

What if I don’t see my community listed?

The demand for service, and the challenges around implementing the mobile wellness clinics, may result in it taking longer to respond to requests and to provide wellness clinics in your community.

To submit a request for the mobile animal wellness unit to visit your community please fill out THIS request form. A representative will be in touch to discuss the program.