Desexing Your Pet

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Desexing your pet

Many dogs and cats are bred by accident because pet owners do not desex their cat or dog. Thousands of healthy dogs and cats are put to sleep each year because not enough homes can be found for them.

There are many benefits to desexing your dog and cat, they include:

  • Cannot breed and therefore they do not add to the increasing numbers of stray and unwanted pets.
  • Discount on your Council pet registration fees for the life of your animal.
  • Significantly better behavior, which means they are less likely to be a problem to the community.
  • Reduced aggressive and dominant behavior particularly in male dogs. This means they are more manageable and reduces the risk of dog attacks.
  • Less likely to roam from their owner's property.
  • Reduced chance of developing cancers, potentially extending your pet's life.

For more benefits on desexing your dog or cat, please contact your local vet for more information.

Council Desexing Voucher Scheme

To assist pet owners with the cost involved in desexing, Council offers reduced fee desexing vouchers to Hume residents who hold a concession card. The valid concession cards are:

  • Health Care Card
  • Pension Concession Card
  • DVA Gold Card

To obtain a desexing voucher your dog or cat must be registered with Council. Once your dog or cat is registered, you will need to visit one of Council's Customer Service Offices with your concession card.

The voucher is only valid for one month from the date of issue. When you book your appointment just make sure you let your vet know you have a desexing voucher.

Mobile cat desexing

Council works with the Lost Dogs Home to provide low-cost cat desexing. MADI is a fully equipped mobile vet surgery that visits Hume throughout the year, desexing and microchipping cats for only $50 (concessions may also apply).

Go to the Lost Dogs Home website to find out when MADI is going to be in your area next. If there are no upcoming events listed, you can email events@dogshome.com with your name, suburb, contact number and your cat's name, age and sex. You will then be notified when MADI is coming to your area.