Subsidised cat desexing
The Animal Welfare League Queensland, Council and local vets have teamed up to provide subsidised cat desexing to eligible residents.
Residents on pensions or low income will pay just $55 to desex their male cats and $65 for the first female cat, with additional female cats in the same household only $50.
To find out if you are eligible, please contact the Animal Welfare League on 5509 9044.
Unfortunately there is a significant number of unwanted cats and dogs in the region due to unwanted litters. To help limit the number of unwanted pets, and the need to re-home or euthanise them, you may have one litter per pet every three years.
If you intend to breed your cat or dog more frequently, you need a breeder's licence from a recognised breeders' association.
Avoid unwanted litters
Pet owners can take the following steps to prevent unwanted litters:
- Adequate fencing or enclosures
- Taking extra precautions while animals are in season
There is a significant discount on registration for de-sexed dogs.
Pet shops, catteries and kennels
There are specific steps you need to go through for permission to operate a commercial pet business.
Pet shops are defined as "shopping facilities" under Council's planning scheme and are subject to standard planning and development approvals.
Catteries and kennels also require planning approval to conduct "intensive animal husbandry".
If you are unsure of your responsibilities contact our Development Assessment Unit on 1300 69 22 47.