Brisbane Cooperative Desexing Program to prevent unwanted cats

//Brisbane Cooperative Desexing Program to prevent unwanted cats

Brisbane Cooperative Desexing Program to prevent unwanted cats

(IMAGE: Ashlee Henneker and Kelli Schluter of VetLove Ashgrove one of the participating vet clinics in the Brisbane NDN Cooperative Desexing Program, with Max the desexed cat)

Brisbane City Council have provided $52 000 in funding for the 2018/19 year, to subsidise cat desexing for residents in need through AWLQ’s NDN Cooperative Desexing Program.

Residents will pay just $35 to desex a male cat and $55 for a female cat. To help people with many undesexed cats, additional female cats will only be $35.

Residents in need can phone NDN on 55099044 to find out if they are eligible to receive a voucher for one of 30 participating vet clinics in Brisbane.

NDN thanks the 30 clinics across Brisbane who are helping to provide this community service.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said that residents could help reduce the number of abandoned pets by taking advantage of Council-funded discounts on pet desexing.

“Council supports responsible pet ownership to keep Brisbane a great place to live, work and relax, which is why we are supporting the Animal Welfare League’s Getting 2 Zero program,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Brisbane is a pet-friendly city and home to 145,000 family cats, however part of being a responsible pet owner is ensuring these cats don’t have unwanted litters, to reduce the number of stray and abandoned animals.

“The cost of desexing a cat can cost up to $290 and the Getting 2 Zero program is helping to subsidise this cost by up to 80 per cent for Brisbane pensioners and other low income owners, helping to reduce the number of cats being abandoned.”

Lifestyle and Community Services Chairman Cr Peter Matic said cats were natural predators and could cause serious harm to native wildlife, in our clean, green and sustainable city.

“Council received more than 700 complaints about feral cats last year, with more than 800 captured on Brisbane streets,” Cr Matic said.

“Enquiries about animal management is one of the most common calls Council receives to its 24/7 contact centres and we are committed to encouraging responsible pet ownership by equipping residents with the support they need to ensure their pet does not impact on the safety or health of other people.”

For more information about the Brisbane Cooperative Desexing Program, or to apply for a voucher, phone 55099044.

By |2018-09-10T11:04:25+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|14 Comments

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  1. Tina March 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Hi is there any vets near bribie island at all i could use

    • NDN Admin Team March 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Tina, we do not have any participating Vets near Bribie Island. We do have Vets in Morayfield, Narangba, Beerwah,Kallangur and Sunshine Coast offering discount desexing to concession card holders. Please apply for a voucher online at our website or contact us on 1300 368 992.

  2. Daniel March 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Is there any service like this for dogs

    • NDN Admin Team March 12, 2019 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Daniel,we do have participating Vets nationwide offering discount desexing for dogs. You do need to hold a concession card. The Vets are not subsidised by Councils.
      If you do hold a concession card please apply for a voucher online at our website https://www.ndn.org.au or contact us on 1300 368 992.

  3. Crystal Batson March 19, 2019 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m in need of desexing discount for 2 female cats that have had a litter of kittens each im in logan is there anyone that will take the kittens and desex the mothers please we rescued the mother cats from a neighbor

    • NDN Admin Team March 29, 2019 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Hi Crystal, we are not running any desexing programs for Logan City Council however they do offer their own program. Please contact them for more information. We think you do need to hold a concession card to be eligible for discount.
      Regarding the kittens, you are probably aware all Shelters and Rescue Groups are overflowing ! You could contact Animal Welfare League Gold Coast and put the kittens on the waiting list. Their contact number is 55099000. You could also try Little Paws Rescue in Loganlea but we think they are not taking any at present. Please do not advertise them on Gumtree or Facebook as there are not happy endings for lots of these kittens !

  4. Raquel Tafe March 26, 2019 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Is there anything going like this in the Moreton Bay Region at all.

    • NDN Admin Team March 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Raquel, we are not running any programs on behalf of Moreton Bay Council however we do encourage you to contact your Council and ask them or organise one.
      We do have a few participating Vets in Moreton Shire offering discount desexing to concession card holders however their prices are not as low as Council subsidised ones.
      If you hold a concession card please apply for a voucher online at our website or contact us on 1300 368 992.

  5. Sam March 28, 2019 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Is there a list of participating vet clinics? Trying to find one close as possible to brisbane city.

    • NDN Admin Team March 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Sam, we do have participating Vets in Brisbane Council area. Please contact us on 1300 368 992 and we will assist you.
      Kind regards
      Carol Mihaka
      National Desexing Network

  6. Nancy March 29, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Please you still have vouchers? Tanks.
    Nancy

    • NDN Admin Team April 5, 2019 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Nancy, are you referring to Brisbane Cooperative cat desexing program ? If so, yes so please phone us on 5509 9001 to see if you qualify for a voucher.
      Kind regards
      Carol Mihaka
      National Desexing Network

  7. Andrea Barnard April 8, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Where can I get my cat deserved for $55? I hold a pension card

    • NDN Admin Team April 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Hi Andrea, it depends if you are in one of the Council areas offering subsidised desexing programs. Please provide your town and postcode and we will advise you. Alternatively please contact us on 1300 368 992.

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