Wyndham City will be introducing mandatory cat desexing from Monday 2 January 2017. 

Before registering a new cat, pet owners are required to desex the animal unless:

  • the owner is a registered breeder and meets all the requirements under the Legislation;
  • Or the owner is a current member of an applicable organisation and the animal is registered with that organisation;
  • Or the owner of the cat has written veterinary advice that the health of that cat would be impacted if desexed. 

Impounded Cats

If an unregistered non-desexed cat is impounded, it is the pet owner responsibility to desex the cat at a Vet prior to release from the Pound.  This will be at the cost of the pet owner.  Wyndham City offers a $50.00 voucher to assist with the cost and the registration is at the reduced amount for desexed cats.

Benefits of desexing are:

  • Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs.
  • Females can suffer from physical and nutritional exhaustion if continually breeding.
  • Pets generally live longer and healthier lives.
  • Pets are less prone to wander, fight and less likely to get lost or injured.
  • Reduces behaviour such as spraying indoors.
  • Reduces the cost to the community of having to car for unwanted kittens in pounds and shelters.
  • No need to find homes for unwanted or unexpected litter of kittens.
  • Less vocalisation to draw male cats attention.
  • Kittens can start their reproductive live cycle as young as 5 months of age, and average 2-3 seasons a year, with 2-5 kittens per litter. In five years she could have over 200,000 descendants.

For further information contact Wyndham City on 1300 023 411.

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