To celebrate National Desexing Month, Friends of Griffith Pound are running a desexing campaign in conjunction with Griffith City Council.
This years desexing campaign is the third since Friends of Griffith Pound launched in 2018 and hopes to reduce the number of unwanted pets being abandoned at the pound.
Friends of Griffith Pound President Virginia Tropeano said that the desexing drives such as the one that is currently running have the potential to stop hundreds of litters of kittens and puppies being born.
"Our previous desexing drives have been outstandingly successful and were taken advantage of by many eligible pet owners in the Griffith community" Ms Tropeano said.
"We want to help people who want to be responsible pet owners get their pets desexed even if they can't afford the costs associated with the procedure.
These drives definently help reduce the number of unwanted animals in the community."
Desexing also has a range of other benefits, including reducing behavioural problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males and preventing unwanted litters, mating behaviours and false pregnancies in females.
Any community members who reside in the Griffith City Council area and hold a pension or healthcare card are eligible to purchase discounted desexing vouchers for:
- $60 for cats
- $95 for dogs weighing under 25kg
- $130 for dogs weighing over 25kgs
"Friends of Griffith Pound are very grateful for the continued generous support of the three local veterinary clinics: All Creatures Veterinary Hospital, Griffith Veterinary Hospital and Yoogali Veterinary Centre" Ms Tropeano said.
Eligible pet owners can register to purchase the vouchers online by going to the Friends of Griffith Pound Facebook page and clicking on the link.
They will also be available for sale at the Friends of Griffith Pound fundraiser this Sunday.
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