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Admission Fees

Bird Admission Fees

  • Large birds (parrots, cockatoos) $60
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns such as aggression
    • are admitted when shelter is at capacity
  • Large Birds (parrots, cockatoos) $30
    • have no outstanding medical concerns
    • have no behaviour concerns such as aggression
  • Small birds (budgies, finches, doves, cockatiels) $30
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns such as aggression
    • are admitted when shelter is at capacity
  • Small birds (budgies, finches, doves, cockatiels) $15
    • have no outstanding medical concerns
    • have no behaviour concerns such as aggression

Small Animals Admission Fees

  • Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice $20
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns such as aggression
    • are admitted when shelter is at capacity
  • Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice $10
    • have no outstanding medical concerns
    • have no behaviour concerns such as aggression
  • Guinea Pigs, Degus, Chinchillas, Hedgehogs, Sugar Gliders $30
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns such as aggression
    • are admitted when shelter is at capacity
  • Guinea Pigs, Degus, Chinchillas, Hedgehogs, Sugar Gliders $15
    • have no outstanding medical concerns
    • have no behaviour concerns such as aggression
  • Ferrets $110
    • are not previously spayed or neutered
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns
    • are admitted when shelter is at capacity
  • Ferrets $55
    • are previously spayed or neutered, veterinary certificate/verified
    • have no outstanding medical concerns, veterinary records required
    • have no behaviour concerns, including but not limited to:
    • biting people or other animals
    • aggression to people or other animals
    • fear or anxiety that causes them to be unable to be held or handled
  • Rabbits $60
    • are not spayed or neutered
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns
    • are admitted when shelter is at capacity
  • Rabbits $30
    • are previously spayed or neutered, veterinary certificate/verified
    • have no outstanding medical concerns, veterinary records required
    • have no behaviour concerns, including but not limited to:
    • biting people or other animals
    • aggression to people or other animals
    • fear or anxiety that causes them to be unable to be held or handled

Feline Admission Fees

  • Cats when shelter is at capacity $160
  • Cats (6 months and older) $120 in low season (December - May); $160 in high season (June - November)
    • are not previously spayed or neutered
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns
    • are older than 6 years
  • Cats (up to 6 years) $60 in low season (December - May); $120 in high season (June - November)
    • are previously spayed or neutered, veterinary certificate/verified
    • have no outstanding medical concerns, veterinary records required
    • have no behaviour concerns, including but not limited to:
    • biting people or other animals
    • not using the litter box, house-soiling
    • aggression to people or other animals
    • fear or anxiety that causes them to be unable to be held or handled
  • Two or more kittens $160
    • are under 8 weeks
    • weigh less than 800g
    • have outstanding medical concerns
  • Litter 2+ kittens (3 months – 6 months) $120
  • Two or more kittens (8 weeks – 3 months old) No fee for admitting first litter. If admitter has previously admitted a litter, then $120 fee applies
    • weigh over 800g
    • have no outstanding medical concerns
    • are from the same litter
  • Single kitten (under 6 months) $120
    •  is under 8 weeks and/or
    • has outstanding medical concerns
  • Single kittens (3 months – 6 months) $80
  • Single kitten (8 weeks – 3 months old) No fee for admitting first litter. If admitter has previously admitted a litter, then $120 fee applies
    • has no outstanding medical concerns

Canine Admission Fees

  • Dogs when shelter is at capacity $160
  • Dogs (6 months and older) $120
    • are not previously spayed or neutered
    • have outstanding medical concerns
    • have behaviour concerns
    • are 6 years or older
  • Dogs (6 months - 6 years) $60
    •  are previously spayed or neutered, veterinary certificate/verified
    •  have no outstanding medical concerns, veterinary records required
    •  have no behaviour concerns, including but not limited to:
    •  biting people or other animals
    •  aggression to people or other animals
    •  fear or anxiety that causes them to be unable to be held or handled
  • Two or more puppies $160
    •  are under 8 weeks and/or have outstanding medical concerns
  • Litter 2+ puppies (3 months – 6 months) $120
  • Two or more puppies (8 weeks – 3 months old) No fee for admitting first litter. If admitter has previously admitted a litter, then $120 fee applies
    • have no outstanding medical concerns
    • are from the same litter
  • Single puppy (under 6 months) $120
    • is under 8 weeks and/or
    • has outstanding medical concerns
  • Single puppy (3 months - 6 months) $80
  • Single puppy (8 weeks - 3 months old that has no outstanding medical concern) $0 - $120
    • No fee for admitting first litter. If admitter has previously admitted a litter, then $120 fee applies

Why Charge Admitting Fees?

Those fees cover only a small portion of what it costs us to care for each animal that stays at our facility. The average cost to care for each animal that comes through our facility is about $280. The cost to care for animals adds up very quickly with items such as:

  • General health and behavior assessments
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Vaccines and deworming
  • Feeding, general care, and cleaning
  • Staff costs to deliver animal care and a variety of other programs
  • Promote animals on our website and through various media outlets
  • Additional medical or grooming expenses
  • Maintenance and care of the building, vehicles, and equipment