What Does Our Program Offer?

SpayAid PEI is providing assistance for residents of PEI who, due to financial limitations, are unable to spay or neuter their pets. This program is made possible through funds raised by volunteers, and donations to SpayAid PEI by our supporters, as well as the generosity of Island veterinarians. Participating veterinarians are donating 1/3 of the cost of the surgery, SpayAid PEI is contributing approximately 1/3 of the cost, and the remaining 1/3 of the cost is paid by the pet owner.

Are You Eligible?

To see if you qualify for this program, please review the chart below. In the left column, look up the number of adults in your household. In the top row, look up the number of children living in your household. Find the corresponding total family net income. If your family income falls below this number, you are eligible for our program.

How To Apply

Notice: We are no longer accepting online applications. All applications must be by mail.
For information on how to apply for spay/neuter assistance by mail, please go to our How To Apply page.

How Do I Know If I Have Been Approved?

Your application will be evaluated as soon as it has been received. Once it is determined that you qualify for the program, a voucher will be mailed to you. This voucher can be used at any participating veterinary clinic, but it expires three months after the date of issue.

Due to high demand, you may be placed on a waiting list. If this happens, you will be notified. Please be sure to include your e-mail address on your application form.

What Do I Do Once I Receive My Voucher?

After you receive your voucher, you must contact the participating veterinary clinic of your choice and book an appointment for your pet's surgery. Please remember that the voucher expires three months from the date of issue. You will be required to pay for your share of the surgery upon receipt of services by the veterinary clinic. The clinic will bill SpayAid PEI for the remainder of the cost of surgery.

Important Notes About The Program

  • The minimum age of the pet at time of surgery is 5 months
  • If your pet has already had vaccinations, please bring written proof of these vaccinations to the clinic at time of surgery
  • Cats and rabbits need to be confined to a carrier upon arrival at the clinic
  • You are responsible for the cost of any surcharges for an obese, mature, pregnant, or pet "in heat", and for any tests and additional procedures (such as flea or parasite treatment, nail trims, blood work, etc.) that you request from the vet. These additional costs can range from $15.00 - $60.00, so talk to your veterinarian and find out if any of these extra costs are likely for your pet. This fee is payable at time of surgery by the owner of the pet, and is in addition to the spay fee itself
  • You may be charged for any missed appointments, depending on your veterinarian/clinic.
  • The veterinarian reserves the right to postpone surgery if the animal is not healthy enough to undergo the surgery

How Can You Give Back?

SpayAid PEI provided its first assisted surgeries in July 2007. Since then we have helped over 3,000 applicants spay/neuter their companion animals. We rely on donations and volunteers, and welcome our clients to help maintain our program so that we can continue to help many others who need assistance. If you would like to volunteer to help raise funds, or promote our service and the importance of spaying and neutering, please fill out our volunteer form here.