Links and Helpful Information
Hamilton/Burlington SPCA Community Assistance Program
The HBSPCA provides spay/neuter surgeries for pets in low income households.
Generally, our Companion Animal Hospital schedules about 10 days a month for these day procedures for pets living in the community. Pet owners pre-register for the procedure, pre pay, and bring their pet to the shelter early in the morning on the day of the surgery. Pets are ready to be picked up mid-afternoon and return home.
Please click on the link below to access more information on this program, along with the application and contact information.
HBSPCA Community Assistance Spay/Neuter Application Form
Emergency Funding Options
The Farley Foundation
The Farley Foundation was established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001, in recognition of the fact that many low income pet owners lack the financial resources to pay for veterinary care that their pets need. The foundation’s mission is to assist Ontario pet owners in demonstrated financial need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for their pets, to help those pets live longer, happier lives.
Pet Card - Canada
Petcard offers a simple and affordable way to finance the treatment or product your pet needs and it allows you to get it without delay. The ideal alternative to writing a cheque. Petcard's veterinary financing programs ensure that you don't delay the treatment your pet needs due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments. We will pay your veterinary or service provider in full now and you can repay us in affordable monthly payments.
OVMA Safe Pet Program
Many women at risk of domestic abuse are reluctant to leave their home and seek help at a women’s shelter if it means leaving their pet behind with the abuser. SafePet helps women leave abusive partners by providing temporary housing and care for their pets.
Here you will find some helpful links and information.
Watzin Veterinary Clinic
Watzin Veterinary Clinic and Waterdown have rapidly grown together. Over the years Watzin Veterinary Clinic has expanded its physical space from a humble yet practical 2700 square foot practice to a sophisticated and technological 5300 square foot facility. Watzin Veterinary Clinic not only provides veterinary care but also a grooming facility, physiotherapy and Veterinarian recommended nutritional supplies and products.
We are happy to recommend these reputable cat rescues as well:
The Pride Rescue
We are a small group of volunteers who help to ease the suffering of abandoned, neglected and unwanted companion animals in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. All of our pets are cared for lovingly in volunteer foster homes with special focus on the rehabilitation and socialization required prior to adoption into responsible and loving forever homes.
Neveah's Charity of West Lincoln
We are a small group of volunteers who are determined to help care for abandoned, neglected and unwanted (high volume shelter(s) cats in West Lincoln and surrounding areas. This group of volunteers dedicates their time and energy with receiving only two rewards: great pride in rescuing cats and earning the satisfaction that we did a good thing. We now cover the area from Niagara Falls to Brampton, Ontario.
AVA - Action Volunteers for Animals
Action Volunteers for Animals (AVA) is an all-volunteer run charitable animal rescue dedicated to improving the lives of stray and feral animals. We have been a registered charity since 1981 and operate thanks to generous donations by individuals and pet charities.
We work predominantly in the GTA (Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Hamilton and Toronto) and are sometimes able to help cats in other areas of Ontario and Quebec.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres
Urban Wildlife Centre
A team of professionally trained volunteers under the strict direction and rules of Authorized Wildlife Custodian Cara Contardi, care for approximately 500 animals annually. Hundreds of phone calls from the public are answered each year as well.
Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge
Hobbitstee is an all-volunteer non-for-profit organization. We care for sick, injured, orphaned or displaced native Ontario wildlife, with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. Hobbitstee is licensed with Canadian Wildlife Service and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry but does not receive funding from either regulatory agency. The centre depends on the financial support of the community and volunteer service to assist with the day-to-day operations.
OSPCA & Local SPCA Branches
The HBSPCA is a private non-profit registered charity serving a mixed urban and rural community. Programs and services are directed to protecting animals from people, teaching responsible pet ownership and caring for animals in its companion animal hospital, foster homes and kennels. Innovative pet therapy programs reach children and youth with autism, seniors in their homes, and youth in residential settings. About 2000 animals are adopted out every year. The HBSPCA is a donor based organization and relies on individual, business and corporate donations for sustainability.
Oakville & Milton Humane Society
We believe in finding animals loving and permanent homes and to ensure this, we work to match families and animals. Come in and find your new best friend.
Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive Animal Welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Ontario SPCA is unique amongst Animal Welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Ontario SPCA Community investigators with police powers to do so.