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Home Support Services

Home Support Services provide help with light housekeeping to eligible low-income residents who have a medical need and who have little or no supports in the community. Light housekeeping may include: floors, bathrooms, laundry, kitchen and light dusting.

How do I qualify for Home Support Services?

  • Your income must be below the “low income cut-off” or you are in receipt of social assistance
  • You have a documented medical reason that prevents you from completing homemaking tasks on your own
  • You have little or no support to help you with housekeeping tasks. For example, you live alone and have no family close by

Apply for Home Support Services

Call 3-1-1 between 8:45 am and 4 pm

  • Select 1 for service in English or 2 for service in French
  • Select 4 for Social Services

Eligibility will be assessed during a telephone interview followed with a home visit by a case worker.  

For more information, e-mail CommunitySupports@ottawa.ca.

Funeral and burial

Financial assistance is available for cremation and burial costs for:

  • Individuals who were in receipt of social assistance at the time of their death
  • Low-income residents who were receiving, or would have been eligible to receive, assistance under the City's Essential Health and Social Supports (EHSS) program

Family members must apply for financial assistance prior to signing a contract with a funeral home. Social Services staff will review the financial circumstances of the deceased to determine if help with cremation and/or burial costs is possible. Funeral homes will explain what services are covered by Social Services.

To apply call 3-1-1 between 8:45 am and 4 pm

  • Select 1 for English or 2 for service in French
  • Select 4 for Social Services
  • TTY Line 1-800-855-0511

Spay/Neuter Clinic

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The Spay/Neuter Clinic is a City-operated facility which provides dog and cat sterilization and microchipping services. Spaying or neutering pets reduces the number of unwanted domesticated animals and the cost of animal control. The Clinic is a revenue neutral service, meaning that fees are set to recover the cost of services without generating a loss or a profit.  Fees for service are approved by City Council as necessary to maintain that objective.

For more information on the Clinic, please call 613-798-8970 during business hours.

For vaccinations, please contact your local veterinarian.

Address


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City of Ottawa Spay/Neuter Clinic
26 Concourse Gate, Unit no 5
Nepean, K2E 7T7
(Located in the Colonnade Business Park, off of Colonnade Road South.)

Business Hours

9:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Monday - Thursday

Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays

Spay/Neuter Clinic 

Fees

Microchipping is optional and only done at time of surgery for $30 plus tax.

Fees for surgery displayed below include all medication.  Surgeries on pets with certain medical conditions may be subject to additional fees.

Animal

Cost without HST

Cost with HST

Cost with HST & license fee

Male Cat $130 $147 $167
Female Cat $170 $192 $212
Male dogs* $255 to $275 $288 to $311 $308 to $331
Female dogs* $285 to $370 $322 to $418 $342 to $438

*Fee range is based on weight

Booking a surgery for your pet

Download and complete the surgery form and follow the instructions located on the form.

Pre-operative Instructions

Advantages of spaying or neutering your pet

Spaying your female pet:

  • Eliminates the heat cycle and associated symptoms such as crying, nervous pacing, the desire to roam and the excretion of blood
  • Stops unwelcome visits by male suitors
  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer, one of the most common malignancies in the female feline
  • Prevents diseases of the uterus and ovaries as well as some skin disorders

Neutering your male pet:

  • Reduces or eliminates the tendency to mark territory with strong-smelling urine
  • Prevents prostate disease and certain cancers
  • May reduce the likelihood that your pet will stray from home and become lost or injured

Common myths about spaying or neutering

Spaying or neutering my pet will cause obesity.— False. Exercise and proper diet will keep your pet healthy and active.

My female pet needs to have a heat period and litter to round out her personality. — False. There is no proven benefit in allowing the animal to have a heat period or a litter prior to spaying.

What happens during the surgery?

A qualified veterinarian must perform both types of surgeries. The procedures are performed under full anaesthesia and sterile conditions.

The spaying of a cat or dog involves the removal of the female reproductive tract. The neutering of a cat or dog involves the removal of the male testes. These surgeries can be performed on cats 4 months or older, and dogs 5 months or older.

Private veterinary clinics also offer spay/neuter services. Check the Yellow Pages for complete listings or consult with your own veterinarian for details on this important aspect of responsible pet ownership.

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery Information Guide