Local vets offer desexing at 20 per cent discount

DESEXING: De-sexing pets is being encouraged by RSPCA with discounts offered at six local vets for three months.

DESEXING: De-sexing pets is being encouraged by RSPCA with discounts offered at six local vets for three months.

SEVEN West Logan vets are supporting a three-month state-wide animal desexing campaign.

They are Marsden veterinary surgery (3200 6045), Cityvet Waterford (3200 3255), Middle Road Veterinary Hospital (3802 1155), The Bloomin’ Vet, Greenbank (3297 6666), Our Vet, Browns Plains (3086 6355), Greencross Vets Browns Plains (3084 6005) and Woodridge Vet (3209 4242).

Driven by the  RSPCA Queensland,  the Operation Wanted campaign has 185 vets on board – including 14 from Logan – to reduce dog and cat desexing fees by 20 percent.

It is estimated that about 20,000 animals were desexed during last year’s campaign, a figure which RSPCA spokesperson Michael Beatty said doubled the usual tally.

“This year we’re hoping to top that number,” Mr Beatty said.

“There is a massive pet over-population in Queensland. More than 45,000 animals come into our care every year and the vast majority of the domestic animals have not been desexed. We’ve got to get the message out there.”

“Plus of course the reason we have such a massive feral cat and wild dog population is because people have not been 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 desexing procedure is a very good place to start,”

Mr Beattie said pet desexing took away the risk of unwanted litters, the desire to roam, reduced cancer risk, urine spraying (cats), afforded cheaper council registration fees and created a more relaxed pet.

Registration is required to receive the discount. Go to www.operationwanted.com.au to register and find out which vets are participating in your area.