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Subsidized Spay & Neuter Program



COVID-19 Response

The City of Saskatoon resumed some front counter services at City Hall starting on June 15. All approved Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program (SSNP) applicants that have not paid their applicant fee are encouraged to proceed to City Hall to continue with the application process. Ensure you have all related documents with you including your approval letter before visiting City Hall.​

Animal Services is committed to supporting approved applicants during this time.  Any approved SSNP application with an expiration date in April, May, June or July has been extended to expire on September 30, 2020.

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Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program at capacity for 2020

As of April 20, 2020, having reached our budgeted capacity, no new applications for this Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program will be accepted. 

Information regarding program funding for 2021 will be available in December 2020.



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.  

Application Process 

The 2020 application period opened on Thursday, January 2 and closed on Monday, April 20, 2020. During the application period, qualified Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program applicants submitted completed documentation and were 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 normally available for pick-up in person at City Hall or can be printed here (link not active at this time). Applications are currently not available due to our budgeted capacity being reached. 


Participating Veterinarian Vendors

VCA Canada All West Animal Hospital

VCA Canada Central Animal Hospital

Cumberland Veterinary Clinic

VCA Canada Lakeview Animal Hospital

Erindale Animal Hospital

VCA Canada Frontier Animal Hospital

Forest Grove Veterinary Clinic P.C. Ltd.

River Heights Animal Hospital

Stonebridge Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Medical Centre, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Woodridge Veterinary Clinic P.C. Ltd.

Please Note 

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.