Government funds free cat desexing for concession card holders

The Northern Territory Government has provided funding for 120 concession card holders in the Palmerston and Litchfield areas to have their cats desexed at no charge.

The funding is going to Ark Aid Incorporated, a non-profit organisation that provides medical and surgical treatment by qualified vets, vet nurses and wildlife carers.

Ark Aid President Dr Stephen Cutter said desexed cats live longer and healthier lives.

“While cats have an important role in their owners’ lives, roaming pet cats, unowned stray and feral cats have a devastating impact on wildlife.

“Ark Aid believes that by promoting desexing and microchipping we can significantly reduce the damage to wildlife and increase animal welfare standards for cats.

“After starting our awareness program in 2015 we realised some people on low incomes may want to desex their cats, but might not do so for financial reasons.”

To access this free service, phone 8932 9738.

See information on how to keep a happy and healthy cat.

If you have concerns about animal cruelty or neglect, please call Animal Welfare on 1300 720 386.

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