Opinion

OPINION: New desexing laws are the right thing for our pets

WITHIN 10 or 15 years, there may be no need for a pound on the Fraser Coast.

It sounds like a pie-in-the-sky, animal-lover's fantasy, but it's a realistic scenario now that the Fraser Coast Regional Council has strengthened its desexing laws.

WATCH: Desexing pets made compulsory on Fraser Coast

While all dogs currently registered on the Fraser Coast are exempt from the new law, every new dog and cat changing hands or being registered here will face the music on the veterinarian's table.

It might not be a popular move with all owners, but to me, it's the right thing to do.

It will have little bearing on anyone who legitimately wants to breed animals, as a $100 fee is a small price to pay if you are recouping costs by selling the offspring.

But it does greatly reduce the chances of people acquiring new pets only to find a short time down the track that they have a whole litter more than they bargained on.

People of the Fraser Coast love their pets, as shown by the response we get every time we ask our readers to share photos of their furry mates

This is not meant to hamper the enjoyment of owners, but to protect the welfare of all animals, and ensure they are all as much-wanted as the pampered little Fidos and Mittens.

Topics:  animals, clementine norton, desexing, fraser coast chronicle, opinion




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