Animal sterilization offered free of charge to low-income households
Last updated March 1, 2023
People with low incomes can have their dogs and cats sterilized free of charge through the animal sterilization program.
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Two animals per household
An eligible guardian can have a maximum of two animals per household sterilized free of charge. This service includes basic vaccinations and deworming. If the animal is not microchipped, a microchip will be implanted during sterilization at a cost of $16.
Sterilization and microchipping of cats and dogs is mandatory within Montréal city limits.
If you do not hold a permit for your cat or dog, you must get one online, by mail, or in person by going to an Accès Montréal office.
- Be a resident of Montréal in the previous three months or more.
- Pay for microchipping during the appointment at the Montréal SPCA.
- Get or renew the dog or cat permit within five business days of having the animal sterilized.
Your household income must be lower than the thresholds (after taxes).
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