YOUR SAY: Readers divided over new desexing laws on Coast
CAITLIN Pardey agrees 110% but believes if council are going to enforce desexing they need to offer free or greatly subsidised registration fees.
This was the reaction from one of our readers after hearing about the new law to make desexing dogs and cats compulsory on the Fraser Coast.
The law will take effect on May 1 and will mean any dog or cat sold, given away or registered on the Fraser Coast must be desexed - making it the first region in Queensland to have compulsory neutering.
Nicole Goddard said she agreed that animals should be desexed in order to prevent future problems.
"Not desexing your animals can cause problems for them in the future leading to a much bigger vet bill than the small amount you have to pay for desexing," Nicole said.
"It costs a lot more when the animals end up with puppies," she said.
Tracy Bullen's cats are desexed and she is happy to have all pets on the Fraser Coast desexed.
"I also believe that if council are going to insist on making people pay ridiculously high registration fees, then the money they get for animal registrations should go to the rescue organisations so that they can afford to desex the animals that come into their organisations," Tracy said.
Ray N Katie agrees 100% with the new ruling hoping it will stop the breeding that is out of control.
"This should have been brought in a long time ago," Ray suggested.
"Another positive, its better for animals to be desexed due to problems that it can lead to if they aren't desexed," he said.
Sue Brooks said it was great to see an attempt to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs being killed each and every week.
"I also hope there is a massive reduction in rego fees for desexed dogs and cat rego is abolished," she said.
Pat Hornby believes the new regulations will see a lot more animals dumped and put in pound due to the costs.
"Not everyone can afford this and do take care of their animals responsibly," Pat said.
Kayla Jane Holland agrees, saying it will stop so many backyard breeders.
Terry Bell doesn't want to desex his dog.
"Little guy doesn't hurt anyone or cause harm to a soul "except his food bowl" this is crazy," Terry said.
Caitlin Pardey agrees 110% but believes if council are going to enforce this they need to offer free or greatly subsidised registration fees!