Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

There are many reasons why it is important to spay or neuter your pets.  Spaying or neutering your pets typically helps them live a healthier and longer life!
Other positives to spaying or neutering:
🐾  Spayed or neutered pets tend to be more affectionate and calmer; dogs are less likely to bite, attack, or get into fights.
🐾  Spaying an animal gets rid of their heat cycle, which means it also removed nervous behaviours associated with it, like howling and spraying.
🐾  Spaying or neutering your pet can help reduce the chances of common types of cancers like mammary, ovarian, and uterine.
🐾  The likelihood of your male pet wandering off or escaping to find a mate will be reduced.
🐾  Spaying or neutering your pet reduces the number of strays or unwanted animals in the community.
🐾  The cost of spaying or neutering your pet is less expensive than raising a litter of kittens or puppies.

The Pembina Valley Humane Society strongly believes that all companion animals (dogs and cats) should be spayed or neutered. All animals that come into our care are sterilized, and to date, since 2002, we are proud to report we have completed over 700 spay or neuter surgeries.

Currently, we partner with the Morden/Winkler veterinary clinics to help us with our Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program. When you adopt a pet from the PVHS, the fee you pay ensures that it will already be spayed or neutered or, if it is too young, you will be required to return the animal to PVHS upon request to have the sterilization surgery completed.

Download the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Application.  Email the completed form to jennifer@pvhsociety.ca or drop it off at 462 Jefferson Street in Morden.

Winnipeg Humane Society’s SNAP (Spay and Neuter Assistance Program)

If you are in a reduced income level and cannot afford to pay to have your own pet spayed or neutered, you may qualify for a reduced rate at the Winnipeg Humane Society. To learn more about the program offered by the WHS, visit their website.

Dogs and Cats on Farms

Every year, hundreds of unwanted animals are born on farms in our rural areas because owners do not want to incur the costs of sterilization surgeries. Owners of multiple pets may feel it’s too expensive to do one, let alone two or more animals. Sadly, our shelter is often at capacity and we are unable to take in these unwanted litters. As a result, many animals are “disposed of” in inhumane ways. If you have multiple pets that need sterilization, you may qualify for the Winnipeg Humane Society’s assistance program.