Operation Wanted: RSPCA to cut desexing fees
RSPCA Queensland and Gympie's Bent St Vet Surgery will be part of a major dog and cat de-sexing campaign called Operation Wanted, during the next three months.
The Bent St vets are reducing their desexing and microchipping prices by 20%, in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted litters in the Gympie region.
As a further incentive, people who take advantage of the pet offer, get the chance to win a $1200 BP petrol voucher and an entry into a draw to win a family holiday.
"There are countless dogs and cats in our community which are homeless or end up in RSPCA shelters or council pounds," RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said.
"Despite working tirelessly to reduce the number of these animals, our data clearly shows that there has been no reduction in the numbers in recent years.
"The RSPCA believes this is partly explained by a low de-sex rate amongst domestic pets. We believe that increasing the number of dogs and cats de-sexed before they have a chance to breed should, over time, reduce the number ending up in our facilities.
"This is a trial and if successful, which we're sure it will be, we'll expand it state wide next year."