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Spay Neuter Initiatives Association

Working to bring Accessible Spay/Neuter services to Durham Region

Every pet deserves a chance at an healthy and happy life. It is this belief that drives Spay Neuter Initiatives Association to offer our accessible, low-cost spay/neuter veterinary program. Our volunteer-driven program, proudly provides low-cost and/or subsidized spaying and neutering services for the beloved animals of our lower-income residents.

helping control the pet population

Our deepest gratitude goes to our dedicated community partner veterinarians, who show unwavering dedication to this cause. Their expertise and compassion ensure all animals receive the best possible care.

Our sincere thanks to individuals, businesses and municipalities, whose generous financial contributions reflect their acknowledgment of the urgent pet overpopulation crisis in our region. 100% of every dollar donated goes towards our Spay/Neuter program. 

Mission Statement

Spay Neuter Initiatives Association is dedicated to promoting responsible pet guardianship and reducing the over population of companion animals through accessible and affordable spay and neutering services.

Our mission is to create a humane and sustainable community where every companion animal has the opportunity to live a healthy, happy life free from the challenges and dangers of overpopulation.

 

stray kittens in an alley

“Accessible is simply defined as available to as many pet guardians as possible. Accessible Spay/Neuter programs remove existing barriers to the availability of sterilization. Such programs include those that offer subsidized Spay/Neuter surgery, those that are high volume, high-quality clinics, and those that are able to bring clinics to the animals or vice versa.”

boy and cat

Human-Animal Bond

Positive human-animal relationships are good for us. The benefits extend beyond just companionship.

Research has shown that interacting with animals can have a positive impact on our mental and physical well-being. For instance, researchers have linked spending time with animals to:

  • Reduced levels of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Allergy prevention for children
  • Support for kids with autism
  • Assistance for trauma survivors suffering from PTSD
  • Increased social interaction
  • Increased opportunity for exercise and activities
  • Companionship and support for a longer and happier life

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