RSPCA Operation Wanted

Desexing is part of responsible pet ownership.  There’s no better time to get your much-loved pet desexed. As well as preventing countless unwanted litters being born, your pet will be happier, healthier and live longer because of it. With RSPCA Operation Wanted, specials are offered to the general public for the month of June, July and August.  

Need a little convincing that desexing is right for your pet? 

It can take just two years for one female cat and her offspring to produce around 20,000 kittens. And in only five years, one female dog and her offspring can produce approximately 20,000 puppies. Many don’t end up finding their forever homes. Some are dumped, left to fend for themselves on the streets. They become targets for cruelty, suffer from disease and starvation, and have to fight every single day for their survival. Others end up in pounds and shelters. 

What are the benefits of desexing your pet? 

Preventing the birth of unwanted, homeless animals is an enormous advantage to desexing your pet. It stops abandoned litters from suffering illness, mistreatment, neglect and starvation. And it prevents overcrowding and euthanasia in shelters unable to cope with the huge numbers of animals coming through their doors. 

There are also many other benefits.  

For desexed animals:

  • They are less at risk of getting cancer (mammary and ovarian cancer in females, testicular and prostate cancer in males). 
  • They are less at risk of having prostate problems if they are male. 
  • They are less at risk of getting uterine infections if they are female. 
  • They won’t suffer from nutritional and physical exhaustion associated with continuous breeding. 
  • They will generally live longer, healthier lives. 
  • They will be less prone to becoming lost or getting injured through fighting, whilst looking for a mate. 
  • They are likely to be calmer, more affectionate and less aggressive. 
  • They are likely to be easier to train. 
  • They are less likely to urine mark or spray to claim territory and attract mates. 
  • They will not attract male cats or dogs to your property, who arriving in response to mating calls. 

Please contact our friendly staff for more information about desexing your pet 3818-4119.

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