National Desexing Month (NDM) is being moved from July to September in 2020, due to the impacts of COVID-19. You should receive posters in the mail about mid-July. However, if restrictions continue, we may postpone NDM to an even later month. Please check this site regularly for the latest updates.

A customisable media release can be downloaded here and promotional resources such as posters and social media assets can be found here.

Did you know, that as well as promoting National Desexing Month free of charge for councils, the NDN will set up and manage a year-round Cooperative Desexing Program for you? Costs are shared between the owners, councils, vets and NDN.  Residents on low incomes or with too many cats pay just $55 to desex a male cat and $65 to desex a female. Council budgets an annual amount they can afford, with every dollar used to subsidise the desexing costs i.e. $45 and $85 respectively, for male and female cats. Local vet clinics agree to a set fee which covers all their costs. The NDN manages this year-round program free of charge to make it easy and cost-effective for you. The NDN recruits the vets, provides free media and promotional resources, receives calls from residents 5 days a week all year round, makes monthly payments to the vets and keeps records of numbers desexed.

It’s simple. Register your interest in starting an NDN Co-operative Desexing Program for the 2020/21 year today at https://ndn.org.au/national-desexing-network/local-council/. NDN will call you to discuss the program and how it can be implemented in your area.

The more you put into desexing now at a very low cost for residents in need, the fewer unwanted dogs and cats you will have to manage in the future!