Low Income Services

PALS PROGRAM 
(Prevent Another Litter Subsidy - Low Income Spay Neuter Service)
 
Starting April of 2018 this program is generously funded by an anonymous donor.  If you wish to support the program please contact [email protected]

The PALS (Prevent Another Litter Subsidy) program is offered by the Central Alberta Humane Society (CAHumane) to reduce our community‚Äôs homeless pet population by assisting people who do not have the financial ability to spay or neuter their animals. Citizens of Central Alberta with an approved low income can apply to have their dog(s) and/or cat(s) spayed/neutered through PALS, and pay only the administration fee. 

Why spay and neuter your pets? 

  • Prevent unwanted litters and reduce pet overpopulation
  • Reduces unwanted behaviours such as roaming, spraying, mounting, persistent barking or meowing
  • Decreases the likelihood of fight-related injuries
  • May increase life span of pet
  • Reduces risks of medical problems, such as certain types of cancer
  • Each year, unplanned and unwanted litters create millions of homeless pets. Spaying and neutering is one of the steps we can take to get at the root of pet overpopulation, preventing unwanted litters and reducing the number of homeless pets.

    Did you know?  

    Cats can give birth to three litters a year, with litters ranging in size from 6-12 kittens. Dogs can give birth to two or three litters a year, with litters ranging in size from 5-15 puppies depending on the size of the dog. Over five years, the impact of spaying or neutering just one cat or dog could prevent thousands of unplanned pets and prevent enormous suffering.

    Who can apply for PALS?  

  • People in Central Alberta (Red Deer south to Olds, West to Rocky & area, North to Wetaskiwin & area, East to Stettler & area) who can show proof of low income and have a cat or dog that needs to be spayed/neutered.
  • Proof of income form can include any government-issued paperwork stating your yearly household income, such as: AISH card, Tax Notice of Assessment, or Social Assistance Statement.
  • Proof of income submitted must show your full name on the document to be accepted. We cannot accept paystubs or bank statements.
  • How do I apply? 

  • Complete the attached application with your proof of income and bring to the shelter or email to [email protected]  Pay the administration fee within 30 days of submitting your application, by including your credit card information with the application form, or pay at the shelter by cash, credit, debit or money order.
  • Arrange to pay the administration fee with the reception team at the time of application.  Payment can be made by credit card, cash, debit or money order.  Cost of administration fee is $30 per cat, and $60 per dog.
  • Your application will be reviewed as soon as possible upon submission.
  • Upon approval and receipt of payment, you will be contacted by our team to book a spay/neuter appointment for your cat or dog. Appointments are typically booked up to  2 weeks to 3 months in advance depending on demand.
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