• Draft Climate Change Policy to go on public exhibition
    In an effort to address the changing climate affecting the Cessnock Local Government Area, Council has developed a draft Climate Change Policy. The community are encouraged to provide feedback on the Policy during the public exhibition period. The draft Climate Change Policy will be on public exhibition from the 26 February until the 25 March 2020. 
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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.