Subsidized Spay & Neuter Program
The City of Saskatoon resumed some front counter services at City Hall starting on June 15, 2020. All Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program (SSNP) applicants are encouraged to submit completed documentation by mail or in person to City Hall. Ensure you have all related documents with you including your approval letter (if applicable) before visiting City Hall.
Animal Services is committed to supporting approved applicants during this time.
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Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program 2021
The 2021 Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program applications are now available. Applications will be accepted at City Hall starting Janaury 4, 2021.
Accepting new applications starting January 4, 2021
Starting Monday, January 4, 2021, all qualified Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program (SSNP) applicants may submit completed documentation. Applicants are encouraged to apply in person or by mail to City Hall, 222 3rd Avenue North, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please note that the program has limited funding. If you submitted an application in 2020 and were waiting on approval you will have to resubmit a new application for 2021. See important details below.
What is the Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program?
The Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program is an initiative of the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Academy of Veterinary Practitioners and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, who have joined forces to provide low income pet owners access to significantly discounted veterinary services and financial resources.
Who can apply?
Any person who has been a permanent resident of Saskatoon for at least one year and whose total household income falls under Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-off (LICO).
For more information on the program, please see our SSNP Program Overview.
The 2021 application period opens on Monday, January 4, 2021. All qualified Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program applicants will need to submit completed documentation and are encouraged to apply in person or by mail to City Hall, 222 3rd Avenue North, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Notification of approval/rejection will usually be made by mail within three to four weeks of receipt of the application. Further delay may exist due to the high volume of applications.
Applications are available for pick-up in person at City Hall or can be printed off here; SSNP Program Application.
Participating Veterinarian Vendors
The approved Subsidized Spay and Neuter Forms must be signed and stamped by the City of Saskatoon prior to booking any appointments at the veterinarian. Also, the non-refundable SSNP fee of $25 (cat) or $40 (dog) must be paid at City Hall prior to contacting the participating Veterinarian Vendors. This fee may only be paid in cash or through a debit transaction. Veterinarians will NOT perform the surgeries until the forms are fully processed by the City of Saskatoon.