Mobile Spay/Neuter Services

FAQ


Q. What is the OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic?

A. The OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic is a mobile veterinary spay/neuter clinic that will provide subsidized feline spay/neuter surgeries for low-income pet owners in targeted Ottawa neighbourhoods.

Q. Why has the OHS decided to launch the Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic?

A. Our main goal is to address the problem of cat overpopulation in Ottawa. A second goal is to help preserve the human-animal bond by providing a service to help pets stay with their owners, rather than be surrendered to the OHS.

Q. Where will the OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic be operating?

A. Our mobile clinic will operate in low-income neighbourhoods where need for services is greatest, with residents who are at greatest risk of not being able to afford the service otherwise. We will initially visit the following ten neighbourhoods in Ottawa:

  1. Billings Bridge
  2. Britannia
  3. Carlington
  4. Debra/Dynes
  5. Downtown West
  6. Hawthorne Meadows
  7. Heatherington
  8. Hunt Club Park
  9. Lowertown
  10. Vanier

We will expand our reach once we have had an impact in these areas.

Q. Who qualifies for services from the OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic?

A. To receive services from our clinic, clients must live in Ottawa and meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Enrolment in ODSP or Ontario Works
  • Enrolment in the Resettlement Assistance Program
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (for seniors)
  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Annual income below $30,000 (approximately 15.00 per hour)
  • Letter or referral from a social worker, social service agency, or qualified City of Ottawa employee

Q. What animals qualify for services from the OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic?

A. Our clinic will provide services for healthy cats between four months and eight years of age. A maximum of three cats per client – and up to 25 cats total – will be accepted each clinic day. We currently do not provide services for dogs.

Q. What are the costs for services?

A. We provide subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for $20 per cat. We also provide optional microchipping for $20 per cat, as well as complimentary nail trimming and ear cleaning.

Q. How does this service work?

A. Clients drop off their animals at 8:00 am at the scheduled clinic location and arrive to pick up their animals at 3:00 pm that same day!

Q. How do I sign up?

A. Services from the OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic are by appointment only. To discuss scheduling a spay/neuter appointment for a cat, please contact us at 613-725-3166 ext 201.

msns-sponsors-websiteQ. How is the OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic funded?

A. Vehicle and start-up costs have been largely funded by PetSmart Charities of Canada. Our other significant contributors include The Crabtree Foundation, HOPE Volleyball Summerfest and the Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary. However, ongoing operational costs will rely on donations from our community.

For more information, please contact supervisor: mobile spay/neuter services at 613-725-3166 ext. 201 or at mobileservices@ottawahumane.ca.