Reduced fees to desex your cat

Posted 5 months ago

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Camden Council is calling all cat owners to take advantage of its subsidised Cat Desexing Program.

The program allows pensioners and low-income households to pay just $45 to desex their male cats and $65 for female cats and is also a part of Council’s draft Companion Animals Policy which is now on public exhibition.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the program helps to reduce the number of abandoned pets by preventing unwanted pregnancies.

“Desexing your cat is an important part of responsible pet ownership,” Cr Fedeli said.

“A single undesexed cat can actually be responsible for the birth of 5,000 kittens over seven years. One cat can have five kittens and then each of those kittens can also have five kittens and so on.

“It’s heartbreaking to see so many cats and kittens abandoned every year because their owners were not able to take on additional pets.

“This program is so helpful to residents who love their cats but are struggling to desex them due to financial constraints.

“I encourage eligible residents to take advantage of the offer and contact Council’s Customer Service Team to organise their pet be desexed.”

Participating veterinarians within the Camden area include:

  • Leppington Veterinary Clinic;
  • Macarthur Veterinary Group, Mount Annan;
  • Macarthur Veterinary Group, Camden;
  • Macarthur Veterinary Group, Gregory Hills;
  • Rossmore Veterinary Hospital; and
  • The University of Sydney Veterinary Hospital.

The Cat Desexing Program is available for a limited time only.

For more information, contact Council’s Rangers on 4654 7777. You can also have your say on Council’s Companion Animals Policy.

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