Community Assistance Program


C.A. Program


Wait till 8

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA (HBSPCA) provides low cost, high quality spay/neuter surgeries for your feline friend. 

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA Community Assistance Spay/Neuter program is provided as a service to low income pet owners for whom cost is a barrier to accessing these services at a regular veterinary clinic.

We are currently NOT accepting applications for dog surgery.  All dog surgeries are on hold until further notice.  This page will be updated as soon as that changes.

Your pet will be provided with high quality care by one of our licensed and skilled veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians.  Our supplies and medications are the same as those available at any other veterinary hospital. All animals are provided with long lasting pain medication that’s administered during surgery , and have the same procedure as they would at a regular hospital.

We are able to keep our prices as low as we do for several reasons:

  • Our clinic is a high quality/high volume clinic – whereas many clinics will do only a few surgeries a day we focus only on spay and neuter services
  • Our organization is a registered charity, which means we save on some taxes that would have to be paid by a private business and are able to pass those savings along to you.
  • Our clinic is non-profit as opposed to a business, where owners rightly expect to make a profit for their work in the business.

Please read this information below carefully before booking an appointment for your pet. Be sure to check eligibility criteria.

Services & Eligibility

The HBSPCA Companion Animal Hospital provides spay/neuter surgery for healthy cats and dogs on an appointment basis.  Surgery happens at our onsite Companion Animal Hospital.

Pet owners pre-register for the procedure, pre pay, and bring their pet to the shelter for a pre scheduled  drop off and pick up time

In order for your pet to be eligible for surgery they must meet the following criteria:

  • Pets must be between four months and five years of age.
  • Pets must not be coughing or sneezing.
  • Pregnant cats can be spayed, but the pregnancy will be terminated at the time of surgery.
  • We strongly recommend that your animal is vaccinated prior to surgery to prevent them contracting a contagious disease.
  • Our program is currently only available to residents of Hamilton/Burlington

What is included/fee schedule


– Spay or Neuter $125
– Complementary Rabies vaccine
– Complementary FVRCP vaccine
– Complementary Microchip
– Complementary dose of flea prevention
– Complementary E-Collar (Cone) for the girls

Want to help another cat in need?  Round up your payment to $130 to Spay it Forward and help another community cat in need.

  • Cat Carriers: $10.00
    If you are in need of a cat carrier to securely transport your feline to and from surgery, we have gently used carriers for sale at reception for $10.00-  while supplies last.  We do not recommend soft carriers.
  • Additional De Worming Products 
    A de worming product should be given every 2 weeks for 3 treatments. Your cat will receive a dose of Revolution with surgery, this is complimentary. Take advantage of our special offer by pre registering for an additional 2 deworming treatments at the time of booking for $30 plus tax. You can request an oral product that will be given with their food or topical product that is applied to the back of the neck. For purchases on the day of or after surgery speak to the Companion Animal Hospital Clerk for a quote.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a $25 admin fee charged for all refund requests.

Pre-surgical instructions

Pets must be fasted the night before surgery, please remove food at 6pm the night before surgery. Always provide water for your pet.

You will be provided with a check-in time prior to your appointment. It is important that you arrive on-time. We ask that you please arrive at the HBSPCA Companion Animal Hospital with  your cat in a secure cat carrier.  Please label your carrier with your name and phone number.

Male Cats Drop off at 7:45am & 8:00am and pick up at 2:30pm & 2:45pm
Female Cats Drop off at 8:00am & 8:15am and pick up at 2:45pm & 3:00pm

Booking an appointment

To book an appointment please download the application here The application is fillable online and can be emailed to Once your application has been received you will be contacted to make payment and schedule a surgery date.  Please note that we currently have a wait time of 4-6 weeks for cat appointments and we are NOT accepting new dog applications.  We will update the website once we open back up for dog applications.

Post-surgical instructions

You will be provided with a pick-up time prior to your appointment. Upon discharge, you will be provided with post-op instructions. If you have any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call 905 574-7722 ext 106. If there is an emergency after hours, please contact your nearest emergency clinic.

The HBSPCA does NOT offer declawing

Wait till 8

This program targets our most vulnerable population of kittens (with or without mothers) too young for adoption. This not only gives these animals a greater chance at survival but alleviates the over-whelming demands on the shelter. By providing temporary care for the kittens in your home until they are ready for their spay/neuter surgery they will benefit from the individualized care a home environment can offer. By participating in this program, kittens also spend less time in the shelter reducing the risk of contracting an illness and better preparing them for forever homes. This ultimately leads to more lives saved.

The HBSPCA will provide the necessary information and some supplies to care for and socialize the kittens. You will be asked to care for the animals until they are ready for spay/neuter surgery. Kittens need to be a minimum of 1kg and 8 weeks of age to have their surgery. We will give you a return date, based on when we believe the kittens will be at that weight. This can vary from two to eight weeks, depending on the kittens’ age.

Help us help more animals by supporting our Wait Till 8 Program. The animals need you!

For further information please contact Heather at