Approval for assistance is based on flexible criteria and a variety of factors. Proof of income will be required to verify eligibility.
Applicants must meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements to qualify.
Please upload one of the following documents to verify eligibility for the PALS Program.
Aish cardSocial assistance statementTax notice of assessmentProof of CCPLetter of reference from your veterinarianDocumentation of circumstances
Please note: If you have a dog in heat, please let us know. We will have to wait a minimum of six weeks after their heat to book their surgery.
If you have multiple appointments for multiple animals, please ensure you're bringing the specifically listed animal to its corresponding appointment date.
The night before your pet is scheduled for the spay or neuter surgery let them eat dinner. Remove any leftover food at 10:00pm. Your pet can have access to water until first thing in the morning, take it away as soon as you get up. - Please drop off your pet between 8:15am - 8:45am at Edmonton Humane Society Admitting Department located at 13620 – 163 street, Edmonton. - Scheduled pick-up will be between 6:00pm - 6:30pm the same day. You will be advised of the time to pick-up your pet at drop-off time (if a change of pick-up time is required we will call you during the day). - All pets must be picked up by 6:30pm as the shelter closes for the night. - When you drop your pet off for surgery please make sure that you give a phone number that you can be reached at during the day in case we need to get in contact with you. - When you arrive to pick-up your pet we will go over your pet’s home care instructions. If you have any questions or concerns at this time do not hesitate to ask, we want you to feel comfortable with the information we have given you.
Your pet will undergo surgical sterilization. During the surgery, an incision will be made and all of the internal reproductive organs will be removed.
Your pet will be placed under general anesthesia to perform the surgery in a safe ethical manner. They may be more tired the evening of surgery, and can be nauseous from the anesthetic drugs. Keep your pet calm and offer 1/2 of their normal meal. They can have free access to water but may vomit if they drink excessively. Resume normal meals the day after surgery.
Your pet will be given an injectable pain and anti-inflammatory medication which lasts 24 hours. Additional pain medication (Meloxicam) will be sent home, please give as directed. Stop the medication if vomiting and diarrhea occur, and consult your veterinarian. Do not give your pet any over the counter medications without consulting a veterinarian.
For the first 10-14 days following surgery, your pet should be kept quiet, no running, jumping, and no bathing. An E-Collar will be sent home to prevent licking at the incision. This should be kept on any time your pet is not under direct supervision for the 10-14 day post-surgery period. Sutures are dissolvable and do not need to be removed.
Monitor the incision for any redness, swelling, or discharge. If any of these signs appear, or the incision appears “open” please call The Edmonton Humane Society to arrange a recheck appointment. The Edmonton Humane Society will treat any incision related issues at no extra cost within 14 days of the surgery. Due to our licensing agreement with the ABVMA, EHS is unable to treat any other medical issues.
Your pet will receive vaccinations at the time of surgery if they have been vaccinated in the last month. We recommend a booster of the DHPP vaccine in 4-6 weeks’ time at your regular veterinarian if it has been more than a year since their last set of vaccines.
Edmonton Humane Society- Medical: 780-491-3512 Admitting: 780-491-3522
After-hours emergency: VCA Vetemerg: 780-423-9111 VCA Guardian 780-436-5880
To pay by credit card, please provide card details below. Fee is $25 per cat and $50 per dog.