Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

RSPCA'S Dog Desexing Call Causes a Split

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

RSPCA'S Dog Desexing Call Causes a Split

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Leah Kidd

COUNCIL REPORTER

A DECISION on whether the council would, or would not, support the RSPCA in its dog desexing program divided Bundaberg councillors.

As reported by the NewsMail last week, the RSPCA requested support from the council for its dog desexing program.

The program will run for three months from June to August, this year.

Participating veterinarian clinics in Bundaberg will offer a 20% discount on animal desexing, as part of the campaign.

The RSPCA requested Bundaberg Regional Council's support in the form of a $8000 donation and free dog registration for a year for those who had their pets desexed in the three- month period.

After much debate among the councillors, the decision was handed down in an Ordinary Meeting of council yesterday.

Health and regulatory services spokesman Wayne Honor read the agenda item.

"RSPCA believe that the large number of animals that come into shelters and pounds is partly due to a low rate of desexed domestic animals," Cr Honor said. …

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