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Get your dogs and cats desexed: AWF

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National Desexing Month starts next week and runs to the end of July. Each year this event aims to encourage desexing of dogs and cats before the spring breeding season.  

President of the Animal Welfare League, North Coast Branch, Alana Crangle told The Echo, The National Desexing Network approaches vets and organisations throughout Australia to promote desexing by offering discounted prices for the month to all pet owners.  

She says, ‘Animal Welfare League NSW North Coast Branch (AWL) contacts all veterinary clinics in our region, encouraging them to participate’.    

‘A desexed female dog or cat will live a healthier life owing to not breeding numerous litters throughout their lives, and a desexed male dog or cat is less likely to be injured in fighting over territory.

‘For Centrelink or DVA cardholders, AWL can assist towards the cost of desexing by offering a voucher to the value of $50 for cats and $100 for dogs during October through to May each year.  

‘AWL supports responsible pet ownership, including desexing, microchipping, collars, ID tags, and cats being kept inside at night to protect our native wildlife, and encourages owners to contain their cats by building a “catio” attached to their homes. Anyone who adopts from us does not have to pay a registration fee’.

To find out more visit them at the shelter at 124 Dalley St, Mullum or on Facebook @AWLNSWNorthCoast, or call them on 0436 845 542.

You can find out more at the Animal Welfare League website.


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