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After a long winter, spring is the time for new beginnings. Love is in the air for the plants, trees and for your pets. Thatís why the major pet and animal associations support National Desexing Month (also known as Spay/ Neuter Month) in the lead up to the spring breeding season.

July is National Desexing Month in Australia, and National Spay/ Neuter Month is February in the United States of America. The Human Society of the United States has declared the last Tuesday in February World Spay Day to highlight the importance of desexing your pets.



National Desex Month
Image courtesy of National Desexing Network

Unplanned breeding is a major problem. Australia boasts one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world but unfortunately approximately 160,000 unwanted animals come through the shelters of the RSPCA. Other animal groups like the Animal Welfare League and its related partners would see a similar number of unwanted or neglected animals each year. While some can be re-homed, many are not that lucky and must be euthanized.

While these numbers are staggering, the number of unwanted or neglected Australian animals pales in comparison to the numbers in the US. According to a study conducted by the Human Society of the United States, the US has between 6-8 million cats and dogs entering shelters each year. While some are rehomed or reunited with their owners, approximately 2.7 million adoptable pets are euthanized each year.

The majority of these are cats, with up to 80% of the cats entering shelters classified as stray or feral. It doesn't have to be this way.



World Spay Day
Keep this kitten off the streets- get your pet spayed or neutered

How can you help?

Firstly, if you are looking to get a pet, check your local shelter or animal rescue organisation first. This will help to reduce the number of pets in care.

Secondly, if you cannot afford to spay or neuter your pet, donít get one. While the costs of desexing may seem expensive, it is a small price to pay for the health of your pet and the overall health of our animal populations. Many organisations offer discounted desexing, and most shelters only adopt out desexed pets.

And finally, spread the word. Let your friends, family and other pet owners know about the importance of having their pets spayed or neutered. If you have any questions about dessexing your pet, speak with your veterinarian.

For additional information on National Desexing Month (July), including where you can access discounted desexing for your pet, visit National Desexing Network .

For additional information on World Spay Day and National Spay Neuter Month (February) visit The Humane Society of the United States.

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