Spaying/Neutering Saves Lives!
Millions of healthy unwanted cats and dogs who enter shelters each year are needlessly killed due to a lack of space and/or loving homes. There are many agencies that are desperately trying to find homes for the thousands of homeless animals throughout Niagara, but the sad reality is, there are simply not enough good homes. NAfA is committed to ending euthanasia as a means of dealing with our “pet” overpopulation crisis by educating others on the importance of spay/neuter and operating spay/neuter programs in the community where the problem begins.
Be part of the solution. Spaying or neutering your companion animal is the single most important thing you can do to end the suffering of cats, dogs, and other small animals. By getting your companion animal spayed/neutered, you will help reduce the number of animals who are born, freeing up homes for unwanted homeless animals who will ultimately be killed. In addition, “fixing” your companion animals will also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, and allow your companion animal to lead a longer, healthier and happier life. Contact your veterinarian or a low cost spay/neuter clinic today!
Welland & District Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic
- Fee for cats starting at $75
- Fee for dogs starting at $110
Spay/Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP)
Our SNIP program offers financial assistance to qualifying low-income applicants for spay/neuter services. You may qualify for SNIP if you receive Social Assistance, Ontario Disability, or otherwise have a low income. To apply for spay/neuter financial assistance please fill out our SNIP application.
Rabbit Spay/Neuter Program
Rabbits reproduce faster than dogs or cats and often end up in shelters, where many are euthanized due to a lack of space/homes. Moreover, neutering male rabbits reduces hormone-driven behavior (such as lunging, mounting, spraying) and spayed female rabbits are less likely to get reproductive cancers. NAfA funds the spaying/neutering of all rabbits placed for adoption at the Welland & District Humane Society and Lincoln County Humane Society. If you require financial assistance to get your rabbit(s) fixed, please fill out our SNIP application.
Carol’s Ferals Program
NAfA is committed to empowering new people to take a role in helping homeless cats in their community. Our Carol’s Ferals program provides financial assistance, education and training for Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) and committed colony care for feral, community, and/or barn cats. NAfA volunteers will provide the traps and train you how to operate the traps and effectively manage, feed and provide shelter for colony cats. If you know of a feral/barn cat colony in your community and you are willing to help these cats through TNR, please fill out the Carol’s Ferals application. We also encourage anyone who is interested in helping or learning about feral/community cats to visit www.alleycat.org