DOGS older than five months will be forced to be desexed under a new local law proposed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The council has invited the public to have a say on the proposed amendment to section 7 of the Animals that must be desexed local law.

Changes would include forcing owners to desex their dog before it reaches 22 weeks old.

There are exceptions to the proposed rule.

Dogs can remain whole if desexing would have a serious risk to its health, the dog is being foster cared or the dog was registered with the council and remains with the same owner prior to the new law being introduced.

Recognised breeders would also be exempt of the proposed law, as would dogs over eight years old.

Do you think mandatory desexing will lower the dog euthanasia rate?

This poll ended on 07 October 2015.

Current Results

Yes

40%

No

40%

It might help, but more needs to be done

19%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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