Welcome to Spay Neuter Rainbow District (SNeRD)
What we want to see...
The goal of the community group "Spay Neuter Rainbow District" (SNeRD) is to get affordable, accessible spaying and neutering for the Rainbow District's cats and dogs.
There are only three ways that a community can have a spay neuter clinic:
1. if a vet operates it and limits her or her practice to spays and neuters. See http://www.kingstonnapaneespayneuterclinic.com
2. if the SPCA opens it such as in Barrie or Newmarket. See http://www.spayneuter.ontariospca.ca/
3. or if the City runs it as is done in Ottawa. See http://www.ottawakiosk.com/osnc.html
Spay Neuter Clinic prices across Canada and the USA vary, but these prices are very common:
What we have, for now...
We are hopeful that one of these three options (vet, SPCA, or municipally run spay neuter clinic) will happen in the NEAR future. Since we are community members only, we do not have the legal ability to start a spay neuter clinic - even if we wanted to. (And frankly, we don't want to operate a clinic - we just want affordable, accessible spaying and neutering for our area's cats and dogs.)
IN THE MEANTIME, be aware that the City of Greater Sudbury does have a spay/neuter coupon program. $115 for female cats; $65 for males. You will be charged $30 for a license – however, if the applicant is a senior citizen, the license is only $15. Call 671-CITY (2489) for coupon locations.
Spay/neuter prices vary. You may wish to call a number of clinics across the Rainbow District to compare prices. (Chances are you do comparison pricing in other parts of your life.)
A taxi service to the OSPCA spay neuter clinic in Barrie is not feasible. The waiting list is 6 months and each owner has to come with his or her own animal.
The only way to keep thousands of cats and hundreds of dogs in the Rainbow District from being euthanized is to keep them from breeding in the first place.
Spay neuter clinics work. Contact SNeRD at email@example.com or (705) 522-5126.