Campaign calls for cat desexing

Friends of the Pound, the RSPCA and Tweed Shire Council are offering subsidised cat desexing for low income pet owners.
Friends of the Pound, the RSPCA and Tweed Shire Council are offering subsidised cat desexing for low income pet owners. Blainey Woodham

CATS can't count, but they can multiply.

That's the catch cry for the Friends of the Pound campaign urging owners to desex cats.

With Desexing for Cats Week coming up from August 20-24, a spokeswoman for the organisation said members were "overwhelmed by the number of kittens which have required care and re-homing in the Tweed area."

"A guesstimate of the numbers covering the RSPCA, Tweed Shire Council pound and Friends of the Pound would be 400-500 and this does not include the hundreds of kittens never seen by a vet," she said.

Reasons for desexing include the prevention of anti social behaviour, fighting, injuries and the cost to the community.

Friends of the Pound in conjunction with the RSPCA and tweed Shire Council are offering subsidised desexing of cats for low income cat owners in the Tweed Shire.

Early booking is essential.

"We would encourage those who can pay full vet costs to ensure desexing of their adult cats," the spokeswoman said.

"It is inhumane and irresponsible to allow non desexed male cats to wander freely and non desexed female cats to bear the burden of unwanted kittens," she said.

To ensure a place call 0487 179 244.

Topics:  animals, cats, friends of the pound, pets, rspca



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