Thursday, May 18, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Desex And Receive Reimbursement

In a big move, Mackay Regional Council is trialling a reimbursement scheme for low-income earners to de-sex their pet cat or dog.

“Each year there are countless unwanted dog and cat litters in the region,” Mayor Greg Williamson said.

Through the program, eligible pet owners can receive a reimbursement of $75 to desex cats and $150 for dogs.

Pet owners must be a certain criteria:

- Be a resident of Mackay

- Hold an approved Queensland concession card, including seniors, sole parents, widows, students, carers, and health care cards

- Have a registered, microchipped and desexed cat or dog

- The pet has been desexed in the last 60 days

“Desexing also has countless other benefits including preventing uterine infections, lowering the risk of some cancers, and it can also reduce aggressive and territorial behaviours and your pet’s likelihood to wander.”

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