First cats in for free snip with RSPCA

Published on 11 September 2020

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson on the first day of desexing at RSPCA Lonsdale.

Australia’s largest cat desexing program kicked off Thursday morning, with RSPCA South Australia’s veterinary team operating on the first cats booked for a free snip by their owners.

Under the joint initiative between RSPCA South Australia and the City of Onkaparinga, Onkaparinga residents are eligible to have their cats desexed for free by the veterinary team at RSPCA’s Lonsdale animal shelter. The aim is to desex 2000 cats over the next two years.

The landmark initiative to combat cat overpopulation (funded by a $200,000 donation from a single donor and $50,000 from the City of Onkaparinga) aligns with recommendations made in the RSPCA/AWL Cat Management Plan for South Australia released last year. It is part of a three-year partnership agreement between RSPCA South Australia and the council for the management of stray dogs and cats from the Onkaparinga area.

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