Responsible Pet Ownership



Should I desex my pet?

Having your pet desexed is part of being a responsible pet owner.

Some reasons why you should desex your pet

  • Cats can become pregnant from 4 months
  • Dogs can become pregnant from 5 months
  • Cats can fall pregnant again 8 weeks after giving birth
  • Finding homes for kittens/puppies
  • Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males
  • Having too many litters can be harmful to your pet’s health
  • Increased financial costs which include food, veterinary care and registration fees

It is a requirement that all pets that have been rehomed or sold are to be vaccinated and microchipped prior to going to their new homes. Microchipping and Registration - Office of Local Government NSW. Fines may be issued to breeders that do not microchip their kittens/puppies. Owners of the fathering animal may also be up for sharing the costs.

Pets that have been desexed by the prescribed age (cats by 4 months of age and dogs by 6 months of age) will receive a discount in registration fees. Registration fees can be found at Microchipping and Registration - Office of Local Government NSW

Subsidised Cat Desexing

Eligible cat owners are offered subsidised desexing through Councils desexing program.

All cats must be microchipped as part of the desexing program.  Council run a free microchipping program if your cat requires to be microchipped. 

How It Works:
  • Residents will submit their application 
  • Council will assess your application to ensure you are eligible
  • A desexing voucher and list of participating Veterinary Clinics will be provided to you
  • You will make an appointment with your chosen Veterinary Clinic and pay $40.00 direct to them
How is a resident eligible?

The applicant must:

  • Be a resident of the Camden Local Government Area
  • Have a pension, concession or health care card issued by Centrelink and/or
  • Be taking responsibility for and providing ongoing care for a stray cat that will be microchipped in their name.

Please note: Applications will be assessed on an individual basis by Council and are subject to available funding.

Once your pet is desexed, the next step is to lifetime register. 

For further information please contact our customer service team on 4654 7777