Spay and Neuter Assistance

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 ofIsland 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 net income. If your family income falls below this number, you are eligible for our program.

Eligibility Chart

How To Apply

If you are eligible to apply, please fill out a SpayAid application form (see the link below). You must submit the form and a photocopy of your Notice(s) of Assessment for the most recent tax year to:
SpayAid PEI
P.O.Box 20088
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 9E3

If your income exceeds the limit but you believe that there are exceptional circumstances that affect your living expenses (e.g. family illness), please include an explanatory note with your application, and your case will be reviewed.

Application Form

NEW! You can now fill out the PDF application and email it along with a good clear photograph of your tax Notice of Assessment or a scan of the same. If you would like to use this option, please use the application below. Once you have filled out the form, please email it to

Fillable Application Form

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

  • - 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
  • - There is an additional $25 charge for any female pet who is in heat or pregnant at the time of surgery. This fee is payable at time of surgery by the owner of the pet, and is in addition to the spay fee itself
  • - Additional services requested by the owner (i.e. blood work, feline leukemia test, flea treatment) have to be paid by the owner of the pet
  • - Missed appointments will be charged $20.00
  • - The veterinarian reserves the right to postpone surgery if the animal is not healthy enough to undergo the surgery.

How Can You Help?

SpayAid PEI provided its first assisted surgeries in July 2007. Since then we have helped over 2,500 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. If you would have questions, please contact us here.