Council's support lessens the litter

Published: 19 July 2018

Council's support lessens the litter

The RSPCA has thanked the City of Logan for its support of a program aimed at reducing stray and unwanted animals.

Operation Wanted is the RSPCA’s drive to make cat and dog de-sexing more affordable.

Fourteen vets in Logan have signed up to offer a 20% discount on de-sexing.

Logan City Council has done its part by donating $15,000 to the cause.

City Parks, Animals, Environment and Waste Committee Chairperson Councillor Jennie Breene said Council knows all too well the value of de-sexing pets.

“Although our Animal Management Centre has an excellent re-homing rate there are still too many animals in our care because their owners failed to do the right thing and get their pets de-sexed,” Cr Breene said.

“With Operation Wanted doing the right thing has never been more affordable.

“I’d like to thank the RSPCA and the participating vets for the work they are doing and I encourage all pet owners to take advantage of the current discount.”

De-sexed animals attract lower Council registration fees, exhibit less aggressive behaviour and have a reduced risk of developing some cancers.

RSPCA CEO Mark Townend thanked council for its generosity.

“Right from the beginning the councillors saw the benefits in improving animal welfare in the months and years to come,” Mr Townend said.

“We believe the council’s support will make a very real difference in the number of animals de-sexed.”

Last year an estimated 20,000 animals throughout Queensland were de-sexed during the campaign which equated to 10,000 extra animals being de-sexed as a direct result of the campaign.