Discount on desexing pets - Bessie the labradoodle with owner (L) Jess Gillespie (head nurse at Wide Bay Vet Surgery) and nurses Rachel Ross and Ben Ryan. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Discount on desexing pets - Bessie the labradoodle with owner (L) Jess Gillespie (head nurse at Wide Bay Vet Surgery) and nurses Rachel Ross and Ben Ryan. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Desexing pets saves animal's lives

BY DESEXING your pet, you'll be saving the lives of countless animals, says Wide Bay Vet Surgery head nurse Jessica Gillespie.

Wide Bay Vet Surgery is taking part in the RSPCA-run initiative to reduce the number of unwanted and feral animals in Australia by offering 20 per cent off de-sexing in their surgery for the next three months.

In the current financial year 145 wild dogs and 22 wild cats have been culled, but according to RSPCA Queensland Spokesman Michael Beatty there were many more unwanted, domestic animals out there.

"To give you an example, a five-person household would need to own 30 cats and 10 dogs to keep up with the over-population."

Ms Gillespie pointed out that over the average female cat's lifetime; she could have up to almost 500 kittens.

"The average cat can have about four litters a year, usually birthing five or six kittens in each," Ms Gillespiesaid.

As further incentive to take part in the initiative, two Harley-Davidson motorcycles and two $500 cash prizes can be won by those who take part.



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