Sterilization Programs

To help reduce the stray cat population, we propose three sterilization programs : 

Targeted Sterilization Clinics

Our sterilization clinics aid low-income citizens by offering sterilization initiatives at a lower cost for those citizens residing within our  client cities.


  • Price is $100. plus tax
  • Price includes; sterilization, basic vaccine, analgesic and deworming
  • Fee is payable upon the day of sterilization by cash, credit card or debit card (Checks are not accepted)

To apply you must;

  1. Be considered a low-income resident 
  2. Have a valid license (medal) for the animal (exception for residents of Boucherville)
  3. Be a resident within one of our client cities

Merci de remplir le formulaire suivant :

  • Informations générales / General Infos

  • Informations sur l'animal / Infos about the animal

  • Veuillez noter que des frais de pension s’ajouteront si l’animal n’est pas récupéré à la date convenue avec l'employé de Proanima. // Please note that lodging expenses will be applied if the animal is not recovered on the date agreed with the employee of Proanima.
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CSRM (Capture-Sterilization-Release-Maintenance)

The CSRM Program makes it possible to sterilize stray cats belonging to colonies which some citizens take care of.


The CSRM Program aims to capture, examine, vaccinate and sterilize stray cats from within their colonies. After examination, if they are healthy enough, the cat is then released into their original location and are maintained thanks to the support of volunteer citizens called “Colony Guardians”. These guardians, along with the help and support of the shelter, then provide food and protection to these cats allowing them to continue to live within their colony.


Developed in many cities and countries around the world, including the United States, the CSRM Program is one of the most efficient ways to combat stray cat reproduction. Unsterilized cats reproduce very quickly and thus contribute to creating several problems within the community such as being a nuisance for the neighborhood (territorial marking, cat fights, cat in heat) along with cats developing diseases, being undernourished, and increasing the birthrate leading to unwanted kittens being abandoned in refuges, etc.

The CSRM Program allows cats to live in their natural environment with the benefit of food provision and protection.

The Steps;

  • Capture: Food to entice the cat is placed within TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) metal cages which are made so that the door closes automatically once the cat is inside. The process is perfectly safe, does not hurt the animal and once confined, the cat may be then transported to the shelter for sterilization. rented cages are made available through the shelter for the citizens of our client cities .

  • Sterilization: The cat will fast several hours before the sterilization surgery by general anesthesia and will also have a general examination, and vaccination. In order to identify the cat as being sterilized, while anesthetized, the veterinarian will provide ear-tipping; surgically removing approximately 1 cm from the tip of the left ear. This painless and universal process makes it possible to easily recognize a sterilized cat within a colony.

  • The Release: Once the cat is awake and has been fed, the volunteer citizen returns to fetch the cat and releases it back into its initial environment where it can resume its life.
  • Maintenance: Thanks to the participation of citizens living near these colonies, cats are kept in their natural environment, their progress and health monitored, while being sheltered to withstand extreme temperatures.


  • “Once again, a big thank you for the food and blankets: cozy blankets that cut moisture in the cold season and the sheets to keep them cool in the summer. Thank you also for the care Zachary received!”
  • “Thank you so much for the help in terms of food, it really makes a difference for us and our little four-legged family. My spouse is also well encouraged by this assistance. Good luck with the continuity, our thoughts are with you, and your entire team.”

Since 2018, Proanima has helped over 315 Colony Guardians, and has sterilized 2,029 stray cats!


Merci de remplir le formulaire suivant :

  • Informations générales / General Infos

  • Informations sur la colonie / Infos about the colony's cats

  • Une fois que vous aurez envoyé votre formulaire, nous vous ferons parvenir les documents d’inscriptions et les prochaines étapes dans un délai d’une semaine. / • Once you have submitted this form, we will send you both the registration documents and the next steps within one week.


RSR (Refuge-Stérilisation-Relâche)

The RSR is a program for all stray cats brought to the shelter and not claimed by their owner. The goal is to check the cat’s health, have the cat vaccinated, sterilize, and evaluate its living environment. If the cat is healthy and its environment does not pose a danger to it, it will be returned outside. At any time, if a citizen sees either the same stray cat (or another stray cat) who is thin, injured or in distress, the cat can be brought to the shelter so that we can take charge of their health.

Why are some adoptable cats placed outside?

Healthy, social cats found outside are likely to be cats with either an owner, a colony with a colony guardian, or having one or more sources of food and shelter. If they are healthy and their environment is safe, returning them will simply get them back to their normal lives.

When do we NOT place a cat outside?

  • When the veterinary examination indicates their health is precarious or they are showing signs of malnutrition.
  • When the environment is not safe for the cat (threat from neighbors or demolition of the building where the cat was sheltering).
  • When the cat is abandoned outside by its owners and therefore no longer has a house.
  • When the place where the cat was found is not precise.