Subsidised desexing in Ipswich

The Animal Welfare League of Queensland offers subsidised desexing in Ipswich to encourage cat owners to desex their pet before
the spring breeding season.

While subsudised funds last cat owners will pay just $40 to desex their female cat
and $25 for male cats. For owners with multiple female cats, prices will be
discounted to $25.

The offer is available to all Ipswich residents by contacting AWLQ's National
Desexing Network on 5509 9044 residents will then be sent a cat desexing voucher
to take to a participating veterinarian.

The participating veterinarians in Ipswich are AWLQ Community Vet Clinic,  

Raceview Veterinary Clinic, Marburg Vet Clinic, Little Critters Bundamba,

Ipswich Family Vet Clinic and Yamanto Vet Clinic.

“These clinics will receive some reimbursement from the subsidy fund, and have reduced
their prices as well.

"We hope that cat owners will appreciate the community service these clinics are
offering. 

"We know that if people desex their cats now, in winter, before they get pregnant, we
will be on the way to preventing the tragedy of euthanased cats and kittens in
Ipswich,” Ms Verrinder says.  

“On the Gold Coast the number of unwanted kittens has reduced as a result of
similar desexing programs, so now all healthy cats and kittens can be rehomed
in that area," Ms Verrinder says.  

Cats can be pregnant from four to five months of age. To prevent accidental or early
litters, kittens can be safely desexed from two months of age and one kilogram
in weight.

AWLQ Veterinarian Dean Tait says "It is an easier operation causing less stress
on the animal when they are kittens.”

Desexing your cat also has positive advantages for its behaviour. Desexed animals are
less likely to wander, to mark their territory by spraying, or to be
aggressive.

“There is no medical reason why an animal should have a litter first. In fact un-desexed
female cats and dogs are more prone to certain cancers such as mammary tumours
and undesexed males to prostate problems,” AWLQ veterinarian Dean Tait said.

Annual registration fees are much cheaper for desexed cats.