'All responsible pet owners should get their dogs and cats desexed by six months of age to help stop pet overpopulation,' says Mayor
Scenic Rim Regional Council is urging pet owners to get in quick to take advantage of discounted dog and cat desexing offers during National Desexing Month in July.
Selected local veterinary clinics are offering special discounts to support pet owners in having their dogs or cats desexed, with the aim of lowering the number of unwanted animals that end up in shelters.
Mayor John Brent said all responsible pet owners should get their dogs and cats desexed by six months of age to help stop pet overpopulation.
“Council provides a significantly reduced registration fee for desexed cats and dogs to encourage owners to book their pet in to the local vet,” he said.
“It is very unfortunate that the majority of people who surrender un-desexed animals have not had them desexed because of financial circumstances, or because they simply did not get around to it.
“Too many unwanted kittens and puppies wind up at animal shelters, and it is the responsibility of owners to help reduce these numbers by having their pet desexed.
“This initiative allows pet owners to search for a vet that offers desexing at a discounted price, which should help people to afford the procedure,” he said.
To search for your closest participating veterinary surgery, visit the National Desexing Network online at www.ndn.org.au.