VETS across the Redlands have signed up to be part of RSPCA Queensland’s Operation Wanted campaign, offering desexing at a 20 per cent discount.
Spokesman Michael Beatty said pet owners needed to register online for the service, which is offered until the end of this month.
“We’ve had a terrific reaction from Brisbane residents and we’d like to thank participating vets for their tremendous support,” he said.
“It’s the vets and the shire councils who help drive the campaign and make it a success.”
Mr Beatty said they hoped to top the 20,000 animals desexed during last year’s campaign.
“There is a massive pet over-population all over Queensland. Over 45,000 animals come into our care every year and the vast majority of the domestic animals have not been de-sexed.”
Mr Beatty said the massive feral cat and wild dog population was caused by people not desexing their pets.
“These animals dramatically impact on the environment.
“Anything that responsible pet owners can do to reduce this threat to our native wildlife – both in our national parks and in our own backyards – will help to make a real difference to our environment and this simple de-sexing procedure is a very good place to start.”
Pet owners can register and find out which vets are taking part in the campaign by visiting operationwanted.com.au.