This July, RSPCA ACT is launching its new discounted desexing program ‘Fix Your Feline’! Running during the months of July to October, RSPCA ACT will be committing one day per week to discounted desexing for felines of all ages for lower-income households.
Felines from 10 weeks of age will be eligible to be desexed at RSPCA ACT for heavily discounted prices if their owners have a valid Centrelink concession or health care card, and reside in the ACT or bordering NSW area. It will cost $120 with prepayment plan options available through Centrepay.
WHAT: ‘Fix Your Feline’ Discounted Desexing
WHEN: July – October 2018
*Bookings must be paid for prior to your pet’s appointment. Prepayment plans will be available through Centrepay. Ask our staff how to apply by calling 02 6287 8100.
Desexing add-on options include:
- Vaccinations $30.00
- Microchipping $30.00
- Combo Pack (Vaccination & Microchipping) $50.00
- Pre-Anaesthetic Blood Screening - $50
RSPCA ACT ‘Frisky Tom’ cat desexing campaign ended this financial year. The three-year program was launched on the back of consecutive growth years of unwanted kittens entering the RSPCA ACT Shelter.
With some help from a grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and working with local vet clinics, we aimed to desex 1,500 cats for free for lower-income cat owners from the greater Canberra area starting in 2015/16. While the year is not quite over yet, the results have been tremendous with a projected 24% year on year drop in incoming felines.
“After reviewing prevention needs, we knew that we couldn’t just stop. The prevention program was working. As of the end of May, we have so far seen a 25.1% drop in incoming kittens and a 21.6% drop for incoming cats based on this same time last year!” Said RSPCA ACT CEO Tammy Ven Dange,
“It’s been incredible to see such a sudden and significant decrease. And with two years of reductions, we now feel confident to say that our Frisky Tom program has been successful. However, the job is not yet done, and therefore we’re excited to announce our new initiative – but without the help of a grant and other vets this time.”