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Cat desexing program a success

Yarriambiack Shire Council has labelled a cat desexing program undertaken in the locality a ‘success’. 

The council’s chief executive Tammy Smith said the program allowed eligible residents to have their cats desexed and microchipped for a low cost. 

“During a 12-month period, 64 cats have been desexed, including 17 male and 47 female cats,” Ms Smith said.

“This number has exceeded the original goal at the start of the program to have 50 cats desexed, which is a fantastic outcome for the program and the community”.

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In 2022, Yarriambiack Shire Council obtained funding worth $10,000 through the Animal Welfare Victoria grants program to subsidise the cat desexing program. 

The program was delivered in partnership with the National Desexing Network and Wimmera Mallee Veterinary Services.

The desexing program was available to eligible residents, with the National Desexing Program issuing vouchers to those who met the criteria. 

Ms Smith said people wanting more information about responsible pet ownership could contact the council on 5398 0100 or visit Agriculture Victoria’s website via 

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