SPCA Auckland is launching a new desexing initiative to help animals across the city.
From July 1, SPCA Auckland has been helping local rescue organisations fund the cost of desexing pets in Auckland. This project will desex all species in any location across the city and was started with the aim of reducing the number of animals being abandoned, abused in Auckland each year.
SPCA Head of Veterinary Services Shalsee Vigeant says desexing is one of the key ways to improve animal welfare in New Zealand. “Auckland has a serious problem with stray animals.
“In summer SPCA Auckland can have 100 animals come through our door in a single day. Every day I see unloved and unwanted animals with nowhere else to go,” said Shalsee.
“Desexing is absolutely key in preventing cruelty to animals. By offering financial help to other rescue organisations, we can work together to achieve our common goal—a city without abandoned, abused and neglected animals.”
SPCA Auckland already runs targeted cat desexing campaigns in the Auckland suburbs that are responsible for a significant number of the cats and kittens who arrive at the Centre.
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