For a limited time, the Cat Protection Society is offering $50 cat desexing plus F3 vaccination for health care card holders and pensioners who are residents of the Lithgow City Council area. Thanks to the generous support of Lithgow City Council, cats will also be microchipped at no extra charge.
"Desexing provides many health benefits to cats, including a reduced risk of cancers and less risk of disease and injury. Early-age desexing - before four months - prevents the development of unwanted behaviours such as spraying and also means the cat is less likely to wander and get into fights with other cats," Kristina Vesk, Cat Protection CEO, said.
"The F3 vaccination protects against the deadly parvovirus, and microchipping your cat or kitten is the first step in having them registered and ensuring if they are ever lost, they can be reunited with you.
"Unless you're a registered breeder, there is no reason not to desex your cat and many, many good reasons to desex them. And right now, there's the added bonus of a financial reason: with Operation Cat, you'll be saving $100 to $200!
"This is our third Operation Cat in partnership with Lithgow City Council and local veterinarians at Bowenfels Vet Clinic, Hartley Vet and Animal Centre and Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital.
"Working with the local community, we're making a real difference to feline welfare in Lithgow.
"No one wants to see stray cats and kittens, or cats and kittens euthanased simply because there aren't enough homes. Desexing is the only humane solution to feline overpopulation.
"Together we can keep cats and kittens safe and healthy, improve local amenity and protect wildlife."
Bookings for Operation Cat must be made by first phoning Cat Protection on 9519 7201 (Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm).
The program is limited to 80 places and to qualify, cat owners must be residents of Lithgow City Council and hold an Australian Government issued Health Care Card and make payment at the time of booking their place in the program.
Operation Cat starts on Monday, November 11 and concludes on December 20 or when 80 cats have been booked in, whichever occurs sooner.
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