Helping Cat Overpopulation in  Durham

Commencing August 2, 2012 forty-two veterinary offices in Durham, including Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic, are going to begin partnering with the Humane Society in hopes to help reduce the cat overpopulation issues.

The project will be run through the Humane Society of Durham Region.  Low income families will be able to apply to receive a voucher that they can take to any of the participating clinics to have their cats spayed or neutered at a reduced cost.  Female cats will be spayed at the cost of $100 and male cats will be neutered at $80.

In order to be eligible to receive a voucher, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Seniors receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

  • Disabled individuals receiving the Ontario Disablility Support Payment (ODSP) or the Canada Pension Plan Disability payment (CPP Disability)

  • Individuals receiving financial assistance through the Ontario Works program.

We are pleased to be a part of this program and hope it will help our feline friends.  Press release statement can be found on the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association webpage.  Also contact the Humane Society, phone 905-665-7430, where you can apply for a voucher.