Orange City Council is conducting its yearly desexing program at a reduced cost for the pets of concession card holders, with the aim of minimizing the population of stray cats and unwanted kittens in Orange.
This program allows for the desexing of a cat or dog at the cost of $69.00 which includes microchipping, desexing and lifetime registration for pet owners who live in the Orange LGA and hold a concession card.
Orange City Council Deputy Mayor Gerald Power said concession card holders should definitely take advantage of this opportunity.
“This is an important initiative that will help prevent unwanted litters and reduce the number of stray animals in our area,” Cr Power said.
The procedure will be conducted at Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital. Funding is limited and will be allocated on a first-in basis. Bookings and payment are to be made at Council’s Customer Service Counter prior to the procedure. The desexing program is funded by Orange City
“As animal lovers and responsible pet owners, we know how important it is to desex our furry friends. This program will make it easier for concession card holders to access this vital service and ensure that their pets stay healthy and happy,” Cr Power said.
“By funding this program, Orange City Council is taking a proactive approach to animal welfare and helping to address the high number of strays. We’re committed to making a positive difference in our community, and this program is just one example of that.”
Orange City Council will take bookings from Tuesday 14 March 2023. There is a limit on one per household.
Last year about 19 dogs and 13 cats were desexed.