For interested Councils

Many Councils are now recognising the benefits of NDN Cooperative Desexing Programs to prevent unwanted cats and dogs

Benefits include:

  • reduced Council costs – it is cheaper to provide desexing subsidies than to collect, hold and euthanize or rehome unwanted cats and dogs
  • reduced euthanasia rates
  • greater compliance with laws requiring desexing e.g. City of Gold Coast has been participating in the NDN Cooperative Desexing Program since 2010 to support a requirement in their local laws for all kittens to be desexed prior to sale or transfer
  • community support for a positive proactive approach to animal management
  • easy implementation – NDN organises and runs the program for Councils

Councils offering NDN Cooperative Desexing Programs include:

  • Alpine Shire Council Vic
  • City of Greater Bendigo Vic
  • Cairns City Council Qld
  • Campbelltown Council NSW
  • Central Highlands Regional Council Qld
  • City of Gold Coast Council Qld
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council Qld
  • Hornsby Shire Council NSW
  • Liverpool Plains Shire Council NSW
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council Qld
  • Moira Shire Council Vic
  • Scenic Rim Council Qld
  • City of Whyalla Council SA

These Councils budget a set amount each year to NDN to provide ongoing desexing subsidies for residents in need.

If you are a Council Officer involved in animal management and interested in finding out more about this program or currently offering desexing subsidies, please complete the form below:  (Please note: If you are a member of the public seeking help to desex your cat or dog, go to the NDN Directory and search in your suburb, town or surrounding areas here, OR fill out our Contact Us form here, OR phone 1300 368 992.)