Orange City Council is holding a second discounted desexing program this year to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs in Orange.
The program is open to pensioner concession card holders, who can have their cat or dog desexed for $69, which includes desexing, microchipping and lifetime registration if needed.
Starting on Tuesday 4 October, eligible Orange residents wishing to have their cat or dog desexed should visit Orange City Council’s customer service desk in the Civic Centre, Byng Street, to book and pay for the procedure. The operation will be carried out at Canobolas Family Pet Hospital.
Orange City Council’s Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee Chair, Councillor David Mallard is pleased the program is being held again this year after previous successful campaigns.
“I encourage any eligible Orange resident to take advantage of this offer to desex, microchip and register their pets at a lower cost,” Cr Mallard said.
”Desexing your animal is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. On top of doing good for the community and preventing unwanted litters, research shows that desexed animals can live longer and healthier lives.”
The previous desexing campaign held earlier this year in March was a success, with 55 pets desexed.
The program is open to Orange residents only. Funding is limited and will be allocated on a first-in basis. The campaign will run for approximately eight weeks, depending on the need or until the funding runs out.
The desexing program is a project of the Companion Animal Community Committee and is funded by Orange City Council.