Increasing access to spay/neuter services key to reducing pet homelessness
A car pulls up to an animal shelter and someone quickly unloads a box full of kittens or puppies. It’s the litter of a beloved family pet.
This scene plays out multiple times every day, and as a result more than 150,000 homeless pets enter Canadian shelters each year. Estimates say nearly a third of these pets wait months to be adopted. Many might never find homes.
PetSmart Charities™ of Canada knows this is a problem with a solution. Spay/neuter services prevent unplanned litters, reducing pet overpopulation from the start. We have subsidized more than 40,000 spay/neuter surgeries since our inception.
How we help
Programs. We’re fighting pet overpopulation at the local level. Spaying or neutering cats and dogs is the best way to prevent unplanned litters. PetSmart Charities of Canada works to increase access to affordable spay/neuter services by providing grants to fund programs that help pet parents, animal welfare groups and nonprofit veterinary clinics.
Clinics. PetSmart Charities of Canada works closely with nonprofit clinics to provide equipment, tools and resources that enable clinics to spay or neuter more pets each year.
Education. We fund training for animal welfare groups to increase the availability of services throughout the country. PetSmart Charities of Canada hosts free webinars and sponsors conferences to provide continuing education for animal welfare professionals.
We can reduce the homeless pet population by preventing unplanned litters.
Our lifesaving work across Canada depends on donations from caring pet lovers like you.