Low cost spay/neuter of pets available for residents of Nelson and area - BC SPCA
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Low cost spay/neuter of pets available for residents of Nelson and area

Nelson BC SPCA and its partners, the Osprey Community Foundation and the Columbia Basin Trust through the Regional District of Central Kootenay, are committed to improving animal welfare by reducing pet overpopulation.

Participating local vets provide discounted services in order to ensure the long-term effectiveness and viability of the program. Successful applicants will be charged $60 towards the cost of the procedure for cats, $150 for male dogs, $250 for female dogs and will need to arrange transportation for their pet(s) to and from veterinary clinics.

A microchip will be implanted at the time of surgery, and a lifetime subscription with the BC Pet Registry is included. An optional one-time medical vaccination and topical antiparasitic treatment will be administered at the time of surgery.

The feline vaccine protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopaenia virus. The Feline antiparasitic protects against fleas, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, and ear mites.

The canine vaccine protects against canine distemper virus, canine adenovirus type 1, canine adenovirus type 2, canine parainfluenza virus, canine parvovirus, and canine parvovirus type 2c. The canine antiparasitic treats and prevents fleas, ticks, heart worms, ear mites, and sarcoptic mange.

How can you take advantage of this program?

      1. Fill in the form below.
      2. Staff will process your information and create your spay/neuter voucher.
      3. You will be notified when your voucher is ready and the dollar amount of your contribution.
      4. Pick up your voucher at the Nelson BC SPCA with valid picture ID, proof of low income status and your financial program contribution.
      5. Schedule your vet appointment with the details provided on the voucher.
      6. At your scheduled appointment time, take your pet(s) and the voucher to the appointment for your spay/neuter procedure.


    • Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility

    • If your gross (before tax) household annual income exceeds $20,778 per year and you have no dependents, you likely do not qualify for spay/neuter assistance, although you are welcome to apply. To determine your eligibility, please complete the following Statement of Need based on the rural low-income cut-off guide. Please note that proof of eligibility and photo ID are required. Persons under the 18 years of age are ineligible.
    • Step 2: Statement of Need

    • Please state the total yearly income for your household (include income from employment EI, Income Assistance, WCB, old age or disability pensions, support payment, child tax credit, and any other regular income).
    • Step 3: Personal Information

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      • Step 4: Agree to BC SPCA Terms and Conditions

      • I declare that the information submitted here is true and complete. I authorize the BC SPCA to verify any information submitted with this application to determine my eligibility for assistance. I understand that a permanent I.D. in the form of a microchip will be implanted by the veterinarian at the time of the procedure and that its number will be registered with the BC Pet Registry for one year. I agree to deliver the animal(s) named to the designated drop off location at the time agreed to by myself and will pick them up at the time specified by the veterinarian office. I agree that I am fully responsible financially for any unforeseen medical emergencies that require immediate and urgent treatment unrelated to the spay-neuter surgery or medical treatments.
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