Spay and neuter programs

The City of London manages two programs aimed at controlling the growing cat population in our city:

Feral Cats

Feral cats, also known as community cats, are unsocialized, ‘wild’ cats living outdoors. They avoid humans and usually run away when approached. Feral cats are very untrusting – so much so, they will often wait to go to food if humans are in sight. 

Stray cats on the other hand were once pets. They are tame, friendly and allow you to get close and pet them. Stray cats can be rescued and adopted into a home. Stray cats from within the City of London boundaries can be taken to the London Animal Care Centre.

Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program
What is the TNR  Program?

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is humane and the most effective approach for managing feral cats. TNR has been practiced around the world for decades and is grounded in science.

All eligible cats will be assessed by the Veterinarian and receive spay or neuter surgery, Rabies and FVRCP vaccines, parasite treatment, a microchip, tattoo and will have their left ear tipped at no charge.


Feral cats living within the city of London boundaries who:

  • Are unowned, feral cats living outdoors
  • Will be released back outside where they were trapped
Hours & Location

London Animal Shelter Services
3-1021 Wonderland Rd S

A maximum of 2 cats can be dropped off in traps:

Monday – Friday between 9 and 10 a.m.

Pick up is the same day between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m.

*Alternate time or location may be available upon request

Humane live traps

Humane live traps are available for this TNR program for a refundable deposit of $80.

*If you are unable to do the trapping, we do have a partnership with a local rescue who may be able to assist you, as well as a full-time assistant May through September*

For more information, please email 


For more detailed information regarding feral cats, videos and step-by-step guides please visit or


Pet cats and dogs

Spaying or neutering helps reduce pet overpopulation by eliminating unwanted litters, reducing the burden of homeless animals on the community and animal shelters. It reduces or removes the risk of disease, infection, and cancer of the pet’s reproductive system (mammary cancer, prostate cancer, uterus infection). It also reduces hormone related behaviours (urine marking, roaming, aggression).


Subsidized Spay/Neuter Program

Our subsidy program is intended to ease the financial burden some London households face when considering spaying or neutering their pet.


Those living within the City of London boundaries who:

  • Receive:
    • Ontario Works (OW)
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
    • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
    • Subsidized Housing
  • Have a combined family gross income below the income threshold for their family size


Dogs and cats must be:

  • Healthy
  • Over 3 months / Under 6 years of age
  • Over 2 lbs / Under 80 lbs
  • Licensed within the City of London
    • If the pet is not licensed prior to the appointment a licence must be purchased at the appointment.
    • For licensing information, please visit
Service Fees

Cat Spay/Neuter - $80 
The above costs include: rabies vaccine, flea treatment, microchip, pain medication, and nail trim

*Please note our DOG program is full, and we are not accepting applications at this time. We will update our website when the program reopens.

For other spay/neuter resources or to request an application for your cat, please email



London Animal Shelter Services

London Animal Shelter Services







Address:  1021 Wonderland Rd. South, Unit 3 (north of Southdale Rd.)

Hours of Operation (by appointment only):

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Phone:  519-661-CITY (2489), ext. 7368


Last modified:Tuesday, June 18, 2024