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Free cat desexing & microchipping for Onkaparinga residents with RSPCA

RSPCA South Australia has put a call out to owners of undesexed cats living in the Onkaparinga district to take advantage of free desexing and microchipping over the next five days.

RSPCA South Australia has put a call out to owners of undesexed cats living in the Onkaparinga district to take advantage of free desexing and microchipping over the next five days.

Appointments opened last week for five full days of desexing – beginning tomorrow, and concluding at 4pm next Tuesday, 14 September (excluding Sunday).

As of this morning, only 50 cats had been booked to get the snip.

RSPCA SA spokesperson Carolyn Jones said the program aims to address the serious issue of indiscriminate cat breeding, but its success depends on community participation.

“We’ve currently got 218 cats and kittens in care, either at our Lonsdale shelter or with volunteer foster carers, and a large percent of them have come from the Onkaparinga area,” Ms Jones said.

“With spring comes kitten season, and – as usual – we’re bracing for the influx of unwanted litters.

“It’s a very serious animal welfare issue and desexing is the solution, so we urge Onkaparinga cat owners to go online and book an appointment as soon as possible.”

The joint initiative of RSPCA South Australia and Onkaparinga Council to desex 2000 cats for free within two years is nearing the halfway milestone, with 715 cats desexed since the program launched in July last year.

Under the programme, all City of Onkaparinga residents are eligible to have their cats desexed and microchipped for free by RSPCA South Australia’s veterinary team at the Lonsdale animal shelter.

More information about the Cat Desexing Programme can be found here.

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