In an effort to reduce the number of feral cats in the Town of LaSalle, vouchers will be issued to spay and neuter cats. The Town of LaSalle will provide vouchers to qualifying caregivers of feral cats and to qualifying low-income families for owned cats. Vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis and are issued in two (2) phases as follows:

Phase 1 (Closed) - The first phase runs from February 1, 2022 until July 31, 2022.

Phase 2 - The second phase will begin on August 3, 2022 and will run until the end of the year. Vouchers will be offered to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing. You will be notified if all Vouchers have been accounted for.  

At this time, all Phase 2 Vouchers are accounted for. 

Vouchers have a maximum value of $50.00 each. Any cost in excess of $50.00 for the spay or neuter vouchers are the responsibility of the owner or caregiver.

Cat Intake Program

The Town of LaSalle offers a cat intake program to help reduce the number of community (stray) cats within the community. Residents may bring community (stray) cats to the Windsor Essex County Humane Society for disposition and the Town of LaSalle will assume the standard $25.00 fee. Typically, community cats dropped off the Humane Society are examined and considered "Return to Field" if they are healthy and their lack of socialization prevents them from being adoption candidates. Please note that funding for the Cat Intake Program through the Town of LaSalle is limited and there is no guarantee that the $25.00 fee will be covered. It is recommended that residents contact the Humane Society at 519-966-5751 for more information about the program and to confirm funding availability.

For further information on the Spay and Neuter Voucher Program for cats, please call the Executive Assistant to the Director of Council Services/Clerk at (519) 969-7770 ext. 1234.

FAQS

What is a Feral Cat?

"Feral Cat" means 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.

How do I qualify for Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Vouchers?

A maximum of five (5) vouchers per household will be offered with no income restrictions.
In order to be eligible, Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • they are at least 18 years of age

  • they are a resident of the Town of LaSalle

  • their primary residence is located in the Town of LaSalle

Each voucher holds a maximum value of $50.00. Any charges over and above the maximum value of a voucher are the voucher holder's responsibility.

What is the value of a Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Voucher?

Each voucher holds a maximum value of $50.00. Any charges over and above the maximum value of a voucher are the voucher holder's responsibility. A maximum of five (5) vouchers per household will be offered with no income restrictions.

What is an Owned Cat?

"Owned Cat" means cats that are owned by a household. Owned cats receive food, shelter and care from members of a household. 

How do I qualify for Low-Income Family Owned Cat Spay and Neuter Vouchers?

A maximum of two (2) vouchers are available per household for qualifying low income families. These vouchers may be used for the spay or neuter of owned cats. In order to be eligible, Applicants must meet the following criteria::

  • they are at least 18 years of age

  • they are a resident of the Town of LaSalle

  • their primary residence is located in the Town of LaSalle

  • they have provided a declaration of income

What is the value of a Low-Income Family Owned Cat Spay and Neuter Voucher?

Each voucher holds a maximum value of $50.00. Any charges over and above the maximum value of a voucher are the voucher holder's responsibility. A maximum of two (2) vouchers per household will be offered for qualifying low income families.

 What is Ear Tipping of Feral Cats?

The Windsor Essex County Humane Society has agreed to offer ear tipping, a procedure whereby the right ear of the cat is cauterized, for no additional cost. This is a universal symbol indicating that  a cat has been spayed or neutered. A vaccine and a microchip will also be offered at no extra cost when a cat is brought into their establishment with a Town of LaSalle voucher.