Hornsby Shire Council Cat Desexing Program
Hornsby Shire Council have partnered with the National Desexing Network to provide a subsidised cat desexing program for eligible residents.
Eligible residents must contact the National Desexing Network on 1300 368 992 to access the subsidy.
The program is subsidised but owners will be required to make a contribution.
Owner Contribution Fee
Benefits of desexing
There are many reasons why pet owners should desex their pets. As well as helping to stop pet overpopulation, the following are some of the other benefits associated with desexing cats.
- Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs, such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer/disorders in males, and cystic ovaries, ovarian tumours, acute uterine infections and breast cancer in females, and also other diseases like mammary cancer, perianal tumours and perianal hernias.
- 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 are less likely to get lost or injured.
- Reduces territorial behaviour such as spraying indoors.
- Less likely to suffer from anti-social behaviours. They become more affectionate and become better companions.
- Eliminates “heat” cycles in female cats and their efforts to get outside in search for a mate.
- Reduces the cost to the community of having to care for unwanted kittens in pounds and shelters.
- No additional food or vet bills for the offspring.
- No need to find homes for unwanted or unexpected litters of kittens.
- Save money from expensive surgeries from car accidents or fights, which are less likely to occur if your pet doesn’t roam around.
- Dumping kittens is an ethical cost, as well as being illegal and inhumane.
- The price of desexing is more affordable to those in financial need with the assistance of organisations such as NDN.
A rescue animal may be your purr-fect pet-match!
The Hawkesbury Animal Shelter is brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for you to take them home.
When you adopt your pet from the Shelter you are adopting an animal which has been health checked, desexed, vaccinated and often, wormed and treated for fleas. They have also been assessed for rehoming.
If you think a rescue dog or cat is for you, please visit the Hawkesbury Animal Shelter’s gallery to view the animals they have available for you to adopt.