This year's theme is Pets can't add. But they do multiply. Did you know, dogs can have a litter of 5-8 puppies a year, and cats 2-3 litters a year (with 1-10 kittens per litter) - cats can also be pregnant from 4 months of age.
Last year, approximately 279 animals were collected as strays or surrendered to Maranoa Regional Council's Impound Facility alone.
Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Community Safety said Council is urging pet owners to do their part to reduce the amount of stray and unwanted litters in the Maranoa. We currently have 25, $100 desexing vouchers available to assist residents with the cost of this procedure.
"Managing unwanted litters is a huge cost to the community, as well as stress to the animals and the people who have to manage them. By contacting your local vet to make an appointment for your animal to be desexed as soon as possible, you will be helping to reduce unwanted animals," Cr Chandler said.
To avoid disappointment please contact Council to secure your $100 voucher.
For more details about National Desexing Month or responsible pet ownership, please contact Council's Community Safety Team on 1300 007 662.