Lifestyle

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



Search for man missing in floodwater has been suspended

A man has been washed down a creek after trying to cross Martin Bridge at Larnook.

A man is clinging to a tree after trying to cross floodwaters

‘Tireless’ principals paid tribute over new Ballina school

School principals thanked for their role in merger

Tweed council date confirmed

Tweed residents will elect a new council on October 29 after candidate death forced reschedule.

Tweed to head to polls on October 29 after candidate death delay

Latest deals and offers

Zumbo's Just Desserts serves up magical dishes

Gigi Falanga, left, joins hosts Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo on the TV series Zumbo's Just Desserts.

ADRIANO Zumbo’s decadent creations have become prime-time viewing.

Sir Cliff Richard feels 'best' after sex abuse allegations

Sir Cliff Richard is 'back' to his best after sex abuse claims

Blac Chyna sued after car injured 2 women

Blac Chyna is being sued after her friend crashed into another car

Chris Hemsworth surprises kids at hospital as Thor

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston surprised children at hospital

Single-day tickets on sale for each date of Falls Festival

LAUNCH: The Avalanches' Robbie Chater and Tony Diblasi were the official DJs at the Byron Bay launch of Falls Festival 2016/17.

Find out when is each artist playing this year in Byron Bay

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

Guess which Sunshine Coast suburb cracked the million dollar list?

This four-bedroom home at 26 McAnally Dr, Sunshine Beach was for sale for $7 million.

List of Australia's five most-expensive suburbs

Does it get any better than this? Check out this $2M home

LUXURY LIVING: The Coral Cove home built by Steve Coates Constructions that took out the best home over $2 million and the Wide Bay Burnett House of the Year at the Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett Housing and Construction Awards.

Wide Bay's best home is right on our doorstep