The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is pleased to offer communities a solution to the issue of pet overpopulation through its new mobile wellness & spay/neuter unit, made possible because of a grant provided by the Pet Valu family of stores through its Giving Back Project.
- Spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats
- Vaccines – start at $25
- Microchip – $27
- E-collar (cone) – $17
To learn more about what is required to host an event and how to be considered for the mobile unit, visit the FAQs below.
For more information about our service or on becoming a host in your community for the spay/neuter program, contact email@example.com.
Financial donations are needed to help stock the unit with medical supplies and cover operating costs, to ensure this mobile unit can visit as many communities as possible. Donate in support of the new mobile wellness unit here.
SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services – FAQs
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 stray or feral cat overpopulation.
Who is eligible for the clinic and how are they chosen?
Our mobile spay/neuter services are targeted 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 spay/neuter unit is accredited, and the team members are licensed veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians.
How much do the services cost?
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, as well as microchipping and vaccinations.
How does this service work with local veterinarians?
Statistics indicate that the majority of people who access these type 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’s needed most, we are making these spay/neuter and wellness services more accessible. The service is not intended to replace veterinary care, but to provide a basic service to allow pet owners to spend their resources on routine preventative care.
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 its own 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 60 feet long and require a safe staging location that can be easily accessed by our driver and pet owners.
Recovery space – The host is required to secure a suitable recovery space in close proximity of the mobile unit for animals following their surgery.
Utilities – Potable running water, electricity and washrooms are required at the staging location.
Promotion– The host community/organization will be responsible for the promotion of the mobile unit event within their community to assist in securing bookings.
Bookings – The host will be responsible for taking bookings.
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. See 2020 fee schedule for costs.
What if I don’t see my community listed?
In order to secure the mobile unit to come to your community, you will need to find a host. Read more in the FAQs above.
Once you have made arrangements, contact the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.