Get an animal sterilized free of charge

Are you a cat or dog owner? In Montréal, you are required to have your pet sterilized and microchipped. People with low incomes can benefit from the animal sterilization program free of charge. Learn how to submit an application.


Since January 1, 2020, all cats and dogs ages 6 months or older must be sterilized. An animal sterilization program is offered free of charge to low-income households.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of Montréal in the previous three months or more.
  • Pay for the microchipping during the appointment.
  • Get or renew a dog or cat permit within five business days of having the animal sterilized.

Your household income must be lower than the thresholds shown below (after taxes).

Number of people per household

Household income (2021)















Required documents

  1. Application to participate in the animal sterilization program form.
  2. Photocopy of driver’s licence (or equivalent ID) with a valid addres or photocopy of a bill dated more than three months ago, including a valid address.
  3. Proof of income of each person with an income in the household (federal notice of assessment or income tax return for 2021) or proof of benefit received under the government of Québec’s Social Assistance Program.

Communication channels

At the Accès Montréal office, with all the required documents.

Ville de Montréal

Post office box 4044, Succursale D
Montréal, QC H3C 0J7

Be sure to attach all the required documents to your email.