National Desexing Network

The National Desexing Network (NDN) is a nationwide referral system for discounted desexing made available to pet owners in financial need. Our goal is to end pet overpopulation by making this service more affordable to those who might not otherwise be in a position to desex their pets. Established in 2004, NDN has a network of more than 160 participating veterinary clinics and to date has helped to desex around 200,000 cats and dogs nationwide.

Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. Four out of five Australians have owned a pet at some time and almost two-thirds of Australian households currently own pets. Despite these figures, around 23 cats and dogs die every hour of every day in pounds and shelters nationwide. Due to the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation, these healthy, loving animals are being killed because there are not enough homes available.

It is Animal Welfare League Queensland’s goal to prevent the birth of unwanted kittens and puppies through our National Desexing Network.