Animal sterilization offered free of charge to low-income households

People with low incomes can have their dogs and cats sterilized free of charge through the animal sterilization program.



An eligible guardian can have a maximum of two animals per household sterilized free of charge. This service includes basic vaccinations and deworming. After two applications have been accepted, you will no longer be able to benefit from this program. If the animal is not microchipped, a microchip will be implanted during sterilization at the owner’s expense ($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. The cost of a permit is $12.75 for a cat and $29.75 for a dog.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a resident of Montréal in the previous three months or more.
  • Pay for microchipping during the appointment at the Montréal SPCA ($16).
  • Get or renew the dog or cat permit within ten business days of having the animal sterilized.
  • Your household income must be lower than the thresholds (after taxes).

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