Desexing

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Flinders Council strongly encourages all dog and cat owners to have their animals desexed. Stray cats are a particular problem, posing a major threat to native fauna. With cats having 4 to 6 kittens per litter, if a cat and her offspring breeds for 7 years, 420,000 new cats would be added to the Islands feline population.

Benefits of desexing pets

 

It costs less to register your pet annually if it is desexed.

Desexed dogs and cats are less likely to:

  • be aggressive around people and other animals;
  • be picked on by other animals;
  • mark territory, spray or breed in the house;
  • wander off or escape to look for a mate;
  • become injured fighting for mates; and
  • become ill with certain cancers.

 

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