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For a limited time only, eligible Canterbury-Bankstown residents can get their pets
desexed, microchipped and vaccinated at a heavily discounted price.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown, in partnership with the RSPCA, is providing
subsidised services as part of the Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS), for
local residents with a pension, health care or new start card.
Mayor Khal Asfour said there are many benefits in having your cat or dog desexed.
“Not only do pets live longer and healthier lives, if they’ve been desexed, it also
reduces the number of strays who end up on the street,” he said.
“Unfortunately, in all major cities, a number of pets are surrendered by their owners
or picked up because they are strays, placing pressure on animal care facilities.
“Programs such as CAWS give pet owners access to quality health and wellbeing
services at a reduced rate, as well as helping to decrease the number of abandoned
Other health benefits associated with pet desexing, include:
“Microchipping, registering and desexing your cat or dog is crucial to being a
responsible pet owner and failure to register your pet could also result in a $330
fine,” Mayor Asfour said.
“However, it’s now easier than ever to register your pet because it can be done
through Council’s Customer Service Centre or online at petregistry.nsw.gov.au”
For more information on CAWS, and to book, call the desexing hotline on 0417 223
556, any time between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
CAWS prices (which include desexing, microchipping and vaccination):
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