Spay & Neuter Program

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Cat owners in the Municipality of Leamington are not required to licence their cats.

Spay/Neuter Voucher Program for Cats

The Municipality of Leamington, in partnership with veterinary hospitals/clinics, launched a Cat Spay and Neuter Voucher Program on August 1, 2017. This program is continuing in 2018 and is available to eligible residents of the Municipality of Leamington.

In an effort to reduce the number of homeless cats in the Municipality, vouchers will be issued to spay and neuter cats. The Municipality of Leamington will provide 133 vouchers to qualifying residents. Vouchers will be released on a first come, first serve basis.

Vouchers for owned cats are reserved for low-income families. Documentation confirming household income will be required. A maximum of three (3) vouchers per household will be issued where the cats are owned.

For feral cat caregivers, a maximum of three (3) vouchers per household will be issued to Leamington residents, with no income restrictions.

Applications for the 2018 Spay and Neuter Voucher Program are available at the Municipal Building, 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Once applications have been reviewed, those who meet the eligibility criteria will be issued a voucher(s). 

For program details, please review the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program for Cats Questions and Answers

 Nuisance Cats 

A property owner or occupier is permitted to trap any cat found trespassing on its property in a humane, portable container. The cat must be kept safe by providing adequate food, water, and shelter appropriate to the weather conditions for the cat. 

Any person who has trapped a cat may contact the Municipality of Leamington at 519-326-5761 and request that the Municipality pick up the cat in the portable container. Cats will be picked up only when confined in humane, secure containers and the property owner must be on the premises when the cat is picked up. Cats will be taken to a local veterinarian. 

The Municipality of Leamington has traps available for use. A $50.00 deposit is required and the cages may be rented for $5.00 per day.

Leamington residents also have the option of dropping off a stray cat at the Windsor-Essex Humane Society in Windsor for a fee of $30.00. 

 How to Humanely Deter Cats in Your Neighbourhood

Community cats, also called feral cats, are members of the domestic cat species just like pet cats but are usually not socialized to people and therefore are not adoptable.

Like all animals, feral cats make their home where they find shelter and food, often in close proximity to people. We understand that not everyone enjoys having cats in their yards and these simple tips may help you divert feral cats away from certain areas. 

Please review Tips to Humanely Deter Cats in Your Neighbourhood. 

Contact(s)

© 2018 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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