SpayAid PEI : Services

By: Spayaid Pei  09-12-2011
Keywords: pet, surgery

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 after-tax income. If your family income falls below this number, you are eligible for our program.

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.

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.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: pet, surgery