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Free Desexing for Blacktown Council

Blacktown Council: Fund a Free Desexing Program

There are hundreds of homeless cats and kittens in our community. Struggling to survive, enduring cold and hunger and even deliberate acts of cruelty like poisoning.

These cats are living on the streets due to no fault of their own – they have been dumped by their owners, often when they are pregnant and left to fend for themselves.

And Council is not doing enough. We need free desexing.

The Animal Justice Party is calling on Blacktown City Council to step up and take real action on this growing issue that affects the entire community: we’re asking them to run a free desexing and community education program through the council run pound, Blacktown Animal Rehoming Centre.

Why should Council take on this cost?

Cost is the number one reason why people don’t desex their cats: in a study by Australian Pet Welfare, it was the #1 reason given by 90% of people as to why their cat wasn’t desexed.

When Councils take on this cost, it actually saves them money. In one year alone, free council desexing programs have been shown to reduce the number of homeless cats by over 30% and save councils over $100,000 in shelter and impounding costs (Source: Australian Pet Welfare).

While Blacktown City Council has failed to take action, individuals in our community have stepped up to feed and care for our homeless cats, and have been trying to trap and desex them on their own time and using their own funds. We applaud these kind and dedicated carers, but the burden should not be on individual citizens.

Join us in asking Blacktown Council to fund a free desexing program for in-need cats and kittens.

Free Desexing for Blacktown Council

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