Don’t miss out on free cat desexing Don’t miss out on free cat desexing
7 June 2021

Don’t miss out on free cat desexing

Do you own a cat or perhaps know of a stray cat that might need to be desexed?

Onkaparinga residents who own a cat that is not desexed, and residents that feed a semi-owned or stray cat, are being urged to book them in for free desexing before the offer runs out.

The free service—which also includes a microchip check— is part of Australia’s largest cat desexing program, launched by RSPCA South Australia and the City of Onkaparinga in 2020.

The program aims to combat cat overpopulation, and by desexing your cat, you’ll be helping reduce the free-roaming cat population in your community and reducing nuisance behaviours such as noise, spraying and fighting.

The landmark initiative (funded by a $200,000 donation from a single donor and $50,000 from the City of Onkaparinga), allows for the free desexing of 2000 cats until August 2022, but numbers are expected to book out before then.

Bookings are by appointment and for City of Onkaparinga residents only, via the RSPCA South Australia website.

Appointments are being opened monthly, with bookings for June filling up fast. If no appointments are available, you can join the waiting list to be notified when new appointments open.

Residents are strongly recommended to vaccinate their cat before desexing, and also to keep their cat indoors at night where it’s safe.

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