Desexing? Who? Me?

“OMG: Woe is me...”

Dachy Lydia was completely forlorn whilst brother Bernard incredulous (& a bit discombobulated) when dropped off for their desexing to Mittagong Vet.  

Sorry but your Hooman booked you in to ‘The Dogtor’.  Trembling in their cankles, it had to happen.

Needless to say, lots of nurse cuddles and warm blankies later, adorable-duo Bernard & Lydia went home all happy-chappies, clueless to what happened, to their loving family.  


Why desex your dog or cat? Sometimes we have to be a tiny bit cruel to be kind. Desexed pets are less likely to roam, less likely to show signs of aggression, & of course not having those unexpected/unwanted litters of baby-animals ending up in the animal shelters.


#DidYouKnow - From 1 July 2020 there are bigger annual permits & fees for undesexed cats and dogs after certain ages? This is aimed at promoting responsible pet ownership and improving animal welfare standards. 


Dog owners have to pay $66 one-off lifetime registration fee if desexed by 6 months of age. This jumps to $224 if not desexed by 6 months of age. PLUS there’s also a $195 annual permit on top of the one-off lifetime pet registration fee if the dog is deemed ‘dangerous’ or from a restricted (high risk) breed. 


Cats not desexed by 4 months old will have an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. It’s best for your pet, your community, (& your wallet) to have your pets desexed. For more info  on fees and registration contact the Office of Local Government on Ph. 1300 134 460


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