Cat Spay and Neuter Program
Description of Program

Please Note: Vouchers will be issued by email.  

The Town of Tecumseh, in partnership with local veterinary hospitals/clinics, provides a Cat Spay or Neuter Voucher Program to control the cat population in the Town. You have to be a resident of the Town of Tecumseh to participate.

There are two types of vouchers:

  • Vouchers are provided to caregivers of feral cats (92 vouchers available –maximum 5 vouchers per caregiver/household) - no income restrictions
  • Vouchers provided for owned cats of low-income families (maximum of 3 vouchers available)

Vouchers are valued at $50.00 each (including HST). Any costs in excess of $50 for spay or neuter surgeries are the responsibility of the owner or caregiver.

Vouchers expire on September 1, 2022.  

Definitions

Feral Cat

A feral cat is the offspring of lost or abandoned pet cats or other feral cats that are not spayed or neutered. Feral cats are not accustomed to contact with people and are typically too fearful and wild to be handled. They do not easily adapt or may never adapt to living as pets in close contact with people.

Owned cat

An owned cat means cats that are owned by a household and receive food, shelter and care from the members of a household.  

Caregiver of Feral Cat - Spay or Neuter Voucher Program 

A maximum of five (5) feral cat spay or neuter voucher(s) are available per caregiver/household of feral cats. To be eligible to receive spay or neuter vouchers for feral cats, applicants must complete an application form and provide proof that:

  • they are at least 18 years of age;
  • they are a resident of the Town of Tecumseh and have been for at least one year;
  • their primary residence is located in the Town of Tecumseh. 
Low Income Families - Owned Cat Spay or Neuter Voucher Program 

A maximum of three (3) owned cat spay or neuter voucher(s) are available per household for eligible low-income families. Low-income families may also apply for a maximum of five (5) spay or neuter voucher(s) under the Feral Cat Spay or Neuter Program. To be eligible to receive spay or neuter vouchers, applicants must complete an application form and provide proof that:

  • they are at least 18 years of age;
  • they are a resident of the Town of Tecumseh and have been for at least one year;
  • their primary residence is located in the Town of Tecumseh;
  • they have provided a declaration of income.  
Application forms 

Online application Forms are available for the following:

Cat Spay and Neuter Form for Low Income Families

Cat Spay and Neuter Form for Caregivers of Feral Cats

Cat Spay and Neuter Form for Low Income Families and Caregivers of Feral Cats.

 
Cat Intake Program

The Town of Tecumseh participates in the Cat Intake Program to reduce the number of stray cats in the Town.  When a stray cat is brought to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society by a Tecumseh resident, the Town pays for the $25.00 fee.

The drop-off location for the stray cats is:

Windsor/Essex County Humane Society
1375 Provincial Road
Windsor, Ontario N8W 5V8
Phone:  519-966-5751
Windsor/Essex County Humane Society Website

Stray cats that are brought to the Humane Society are categorized in two ways:

  1. Adoptable: The cat is friendly, healthy, comfortable with human contact and may have wandered from home or was abandoned by its owner; or
  2. Wild or feral: The cat has clearly been living outside, not comfortable with human contact and is unadoptable. The cat is examined, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped by the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. If it is healthy, it will be released back into the area.