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Neuter & Spay May 2017

Every year, hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats are re-homed or euthanised in the Central Highlands.CHRC Desexing Campaign FB Tile_NEW-01

This is largely due to unplanned breeding, but thankfully it’s a problem we can FIX.

Desexing your pet not only reduces registration fees, it also means you can enjoy a happier and healthier animal.


  • Desexed animals are generally less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males.
  • Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males.
  • In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being in a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car.

Desexing your pet is part of your responsibility as a responsible pet owner.

To help pet owners do the right thing, council is offering $50 desexing vouchers to be redeemed at participating vets during our Neuter & Spay May campaign.

  1. GRAB A VOUCHER from the Emerald or Blackwater council office from 2 – 8 May 2017.
    Proof of registration and microchipping required to receive voucher. One voucher allowed per person.
  2. REDEEM at a participating vet surgery during the month of May – Maraboon Vet Surgery, Gray Street Veterinary Clinic or Beale Veterinary Services.
  3. ENJOY a healthier, happier pet & reduced registration fees.

A limited number of vouchers are available. Call 1300 242 686 for more information.

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