Desexing Program a barking success!

  Cessnock City Council’s free desexing program has wrapped up seeing over 100 companion animals benefit from the service.

Cessnock City Council’s free desexing program has wrapped up seeing over 100 companion animals benefit from the service.

The program, aimed at promoting responsible pet ownership, provided Senior Citizens or pension card holders the opportunity to have their pet desexed free of charge.  

Cessnock City Council with the help of the RSPCA managed to desex 114 companion animals in just a few months. These pet owners now get the added benefit of being able to register their animal at a reduced rate set by the State Government.  

Cessnock Council rangers have been overwhelmed with the community response and applaud owners for ensuring their pet is desexed. The entire community stands to benefit from this program. Desexing prevents unplanned breeding, promotes better behaviour and reduces the chance of an animal escaping.  

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said it is good to see local pet owners doing the right thing.  

“I’m pleased Council can offer such a practical service to the community and support responsible pet ownership”, Cr Pynsent said.   

Cessnock rangers would like to thank the RSPCA and the Office of Local Government for their support.  

Cessnock City Council received a dollar for dollar grant from the Office of Local Government of $10,000 for Council education programs including the School Education Program and the annual Free Microchip Day.