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Free Desexing!

Animal Aid is proud to be delivering FREE desexing, microchips and health checks to 100 female and 50 male cats. Every year we see more and more litters of unwanted animals – we know too well the importance of desexing to stop the cycle. This program was made possible through the support of The Victorian State Government and Animal Welfare Victoria.

Owners must hold current Health Care or Pension Cards and reside in Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges, Whitehorse or Murrindindi Council areas. 

Our vision is to be leaders in animal welfare; proactively addressing animal homelessness and minimising the number of unwanted animals in our community. Desexing is central to this. We want to break down the barriers that have prevented people desexing their pets, price being just one of them.

This program has the potential to prevent 316,00 unwanted cats and kittens in our community over a 4 year period.

  • Cats can have 2 litters/year with 3 kittens on average surviving in each litter.
  • Kittens can reproduce from 4months of age.
  • Based on this data 1 pair of cats can produce 2,107 offspring in 4 years
  • 2,107 x 150 = 316,000 cats

We know that cost can be a huge barrier for our community when making the decision to desex their pets – this program will allow our community to access desexing and health services without the financial implications.

Contact our friendly Vet Clinic Team to book your appointment – (03) 8756 1300
Desexing appointments are limited – don’t wait book today!

Why should I desex?

There are so many reasons to have your pet desexed – see below for just some of the reasons as listed by The National Desexing Network  

If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Veterinary Team!

Health

  • Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs, such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer/disorders in males, and cystic ovaries, ovarian tumors, acute uterine infections and breast cancer in females, and also other diseases like mammary cancer, perianal tumors and perianal hernias.
  • Females can suffer from physical and nutritional exhaustion if continually breeding.
  • Pets generally live longer and healthier lives.

Behavioural

  • Pets are less prone to wander, fight, and are less likely to get lost or injured.
  • Reduces territorial behaviour such as spraying indoors.
  • Less likely to suffer from anti-social behaviors. They become more affectionate and become better companions.
  • Eliminates “heat” cycles in female cats and their efforts to get outside in search for a mate.

Cost

  • Reduces the cost to the community of having to care for unwanted  cats and kittens in pounds and shelters.
  • No additional food or vet bills for the offspring.
  • No need to find homes for unwanted or unexpected litters of kittens.
  • Save money from expensive surgeries from car accidents or fights, which are less likely to occur if your cats don’t roam.
  • Dumping cats and kittens is an ethical cost, as well as being illegal and inhumane.