Central Alberta Humane Society

Low Income Pet Support

We're Here to Help

"Helping Paws"
Pet food Bank

We can provide short term assistance if you are in a situation that you cannot provide food for your cat or dog.  Please contact us for assistance.

For more information about our Pet Food Bank, please contact our
Adoption Specialists: Email
Phone: 1-403-342-7722 ext. 0

We would like to thank our partners Purina PetCare in Innisfail & Hi-Way 9 for their assistance to bring our community this program. 


Proudly sponsored by:   


How do I apply?

  • Complete the attached application.
  • Provide your proof of income and bring to the shelter or email to pals@cahumane.com.  You must pay the administration fee within 30 days of your application approval to have your pet scheduled.
  • 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. 


With the high demand for the PALS program, we will continue to accept applications but may not be able to schedule your pet’s surgery for up to 3 – 6 months.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  


We would like to thank GFL Environmental for sponsoring a portion of our PALS program for 2024!

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

PALS Program

Our PALS (Prevent Another Litter Subsidy) programis offered by the Central Alberta Humane Society to reduce our community’s 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 this program and pay only the administration fee.  

Why is spaying/neutering your pets important?

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 Mountain House & area; North to Wetaskiwin & area; East to Stettler & area) with proof of residence
  • Documentation of income in accordance with the Federal Household Low Yearly Income Level. Specifically, any government-issued paperwork stating yearly household income: AISH card, tax notice of assessment, or social assistance statement, government program, or from employer displaying the applicant’s full name on a branded letterhead/document.

What will your pet(s) receive?

  • Medical spay/neuter surgery
  • Standard vaccinations including (FVRCP (felines), DAPP (dogs), rabies and dewormer
  • Embedded microchip

If you or your company would like to sponsor all or part of a community program, please contact our Fund Development Coordinator for more information!


For more information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact our
Fund Development Coordinator: Email
Phone: 1-403-342-7722 ext. 207

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering

Your Pet Will Thank You

  • 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

Charitable Registration Number:

#12986 7826 RR0001