• Level 2 Water Restrictions

    As a region we're experiencing the lowest water levels in our dams in over two decades. Level 2 water restrictions apply to all properties connected to Hunter Water's water supply network in the Cessnock Local Government Area.

    Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and small parts of Singleton.View a map of our area of operations

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Desex Your Pet

Council strongly recommends that you discuss desexing your pet with your local veterinarian.

Thousands of animals are euthanised every year because they are homeless, unclaimed or abandoned. Many of these animals are the result of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. Desexed animals are less prone to health problems, such as ovarian and mammary cancers in females and testicular cancer in males. Additionally, desexed animals generally make better pets and are easier to control. They are less likely to be aggressive, wander or fight with other animals and may eliminate unwanted behaviour such as spraying (marking their territory with urine).  

Affordable/Discount Desexing Options

There are many charitable organisations who work with veterinary clinics to provide financial support to those pet owners who may require assistance to cover the cost of the desexing procedure.

Some suggested organisations include:

Your local veterinarian may also be able to provide further information or assistance with providing a payment plan or discount for desexing.