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September is National Desexing Month!

Animals Australia

Animals Australia team

Last updated 23 September 2020

In 2019 alone, more than 1800 kittens and nearly 600 puppies came into care of Animal Welfare League Queensland alone. Many more animals across Australia won’t make it to shelters, rescue groups or pounds and will never have the opportunity to live happy healthy lives in loving homes. Instead, they will end up abandoned to live and breed on the street… or will be euthanised. This is the reality of irresponsible breeding.

That’s why September has been declared National Desexing Month.

Animals Australia is a proud sponsor of this important initiative from the Animal Welfare League of Queensland. Working with hundreds of vets, the National Desexing Network (NDN) has organised subsidies, discounts and special deals, that will make desexing a pet an affordable reality for many Australians for whom the cost of desexing their pet may be a barrier.

Whether you’re a pet owner, a veterinarian or a council, you can be part of National Desexing month — for people, animals and communities.

How to get involved:

  • Pet Owners: head here for a list of vets participating in low-cost desexing (vouchers aren’t needed — just mention National Desexing Month)
  • Veterinarians: register here if your clinic can offer discounted desexing either for the month or year-round
  • Councils: Help pet overpopulation in your area by registering your interest in starting an NDN Co-operative Desexing Program here