Australians love their companion animals. Almost two out of three households in the country are graced with a furry family member. Knowing how much we adore their cuddles and quirks, it is difficult to think that over 200 dogs or cats who are lost or abandoned lose their lives every day in pounds and shelters across Australia.
The euthanasia of thousands of animals per year is the devastating reality when humans permit irresponsible breeding or abandon companion animals, perpetuating the ongoing issue of ‘pet overpopulation’. Dogs and cats, born in ‘accidental’ litters or to stray mums, too often aren’t given the opportunity to live full, happy lives – there simply aren’t enough homes for them all.
Whether you have a companion animal (or are considering opening your home and heart to one), are a veterinarian, or a member of Council, you can get involved this National Desexing Month.