UQ Vets Dayboro is proud to join RSPCA Qld’s Desexing campaign.!
Do your bit! De-sex your pet!
Dr Malcolm Health, Director UQ Vets Dayboro says he had no hesitation in signing on for Operation : Wanted, RSPCA Qld’s three month desexing campaign
“It’s vital that people understand the importance of de-sexing their pets. Far too many unwanted litters of dogs and cats either end up at shelters or pounds or worse still, get dumped in the bush,” he said.
The Operation: Wanted campaign will see nearly 200 vets reducing their de-sexing fees by at least 20% for a period of three months. The RSPCA is hoping 30,000 extra animals will be de-sexed because of the promotion.
“There is a massive pet over- population all over Queensland and of course Australia, “said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty. “To give you an example, a five person household would need to own 30 cats and ten dogs to keep up with the over population. Nearly 45,000 animals come into our care every year and the vast majority of these have not been de-sexed. 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 were not and are not de-sexing their pets. If we don’t keep these numbers in check it will dramatically impact the environment. In fact feral cats and wild dogs are already doing exactly that. ”
The advantages to having you pet de-sexed are enormous.
- No risk of unwanted litters
- Reduces desire to roam
- Reduces risk of some cancers
- Reduces other unwanted behaviours such as urine spraying (cats)
- Cheaper Council registration fees
- Allows pets to be healthier and happier
Apart from the financial and responsible pet ownership incentives to persuade people to de-sex, there are some terrific prizes up for grabs as well. Two Harley Davidson motorcycles can be won and two prizes of $500 World for Pets gift vouchers as well.
“So by doing the right thing you could ride into the sunset on a Harley! What a prize!”
UQ Vets Dayboro can be contacted on 3425 1544