The National Desexing Network, a program created by the Animal Welfare League of Qld is
collaborating with nine Gold Coast vet clinics to offer the same discounted desexing prices to the community to encourage people to desex their cats and dogs, before the spring breeding season.
Joy Verrinder, AWLQ Strategic Development Officer said the NDN is grateful to the veterinary practices who have agreed to join the desexing program for the month of July as it means anyone from the far north of the coast to the southern end can easily access
these discounted prices.
For the month of July male cats will cost just $65 to be desexed while female cats will cost $95. Male dogs start at $110 and female dogs start at $145. (Conditions apply for pregnant or in season pets).
“Each year in the warmer months thousands of unwanted cats and kittens are collected as strays or handed in to Animal Welfare League of Qld which puts an added pressure on our non-profit organisation. Desexing your pet should be at the top of every
responsible pet owners list,” Ms Verrinder said.
Desexing your pet has lots of health and behavioural benefits including reducing territorial fights, and
escaping in dogs and cats. Desexed animals are usually more affectionate. Desexing also reduces the risk of mammary and prostate cancers and feline diseases.
Cats can be pregnant from four to five months of age. To prevent accidental or early litters, kittens can be safely desexed from two months of age and one kilogram in weight.
“It is ideal to desex your pets when they are kittens or puppies as the recovery process is much faster and
they are back to themselves again within hours of the operation,” Ms Verrinder said.
GC Vet Clinics offering the same special National Desexing Month prices in 2012 are:
Arundel Vet Surgery Ph. 55290700
AWLQ Community Vet Clinic Coombabah Ph. 55940111
Coomera Vet Surgery Ph. 55732330
Family Vet Pacific Pines Ph. 55806377
Greencross Vet Oxenford Ph.55732670
Greencross Vet Palm Beach Ph.55344688
Jacobs Well Vet Surgery Ph. 55461411
Ormeau Vet Clinic Ph.55466205
Tugun Vet Surgery Ph.55341928
Cat owners on pension or concession cards or those who are financially disadvantaged can apply to the
NDN on 1300 368 992 for a GCCC Desexing Voucher to desex their female cats for just $40 and males $25, with any additional females just $25. This ongoing community service is provided by GCCC, AWLQ and ten vet clinics across the coast.