Byron Council Desex Discount Ends October 1

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Council pet desexing subsidy helps low-income Byron Shire Residents. Photo: Purina

Council pet desexing subsidy helps low-income Byron Shire Residents. Photo: Purina

BYRON SHIRE Council says now is the time to get your pets desexed and avoid accidental litters.

To help out, Byron Shire Council is offering low-income earners and people in financial hardship to desex their dog or cat for $50. Offer ends on 1 October, 2016.

All you need to do is phone Council on 6626 7107 or CAWI on 6685 1444 to see if you qualify. 

Council’s animal enforcement officer Mal Hamilton regularly sees unwanted pets and there will be a jump come spring with puppies and kittens.

“For some people, the cost of desexing a pet is out of reach. The subsidised program will make it affordable and support responsible pet ownership.

“Desexing your pet is far easier than trying to find homes for unwanted puppies and kittens,” he urged.

Once qualified for the program, the desexing will be undertaken by a local vet.

Limited spaces are available on the program until October 2016.

And remember, aside from preventing accidental litters, there are many health and behavioural benefits to desexing. Often pets are more affectionate desexing can reduce their risk of multiple forms of cancer, make them less likely to wander or fight and reduce the burden on wildlife.

The program is a partnership initiative between Byron Shire Council and community based CAWI (Companion Animal Welfare Incorporated) and funded under the NSW responsible Pet ownership Grants program.

To qualify for this initiative you must:

  1. Be a resident of Byron Shire
  2. Hold a Healthcare Card, Pension Card, Veterans Card etc
  3. Have your dog/cat micro chipped and registered either prior to or at the time of the desexing.

 

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