Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging eligible pensioners of Moss Vale with ‘unchipped’ cats to have their feline friends micro-chipped and desexed for free.
Council’s trial program entitled, Mossy Moggies: Chipped, Snipped and Safe is being initially offered for pensioners and low-income earners of Moss Vale.
Council’s Project Officer Alicia Kaylock explained the purpose of the program.
“Each year over 200 cats arrive at our Shelter,” said Alicia. “Unfortunately the majority aren’t micro-chipped which makes it difficult to track down their owners.”
“The Mossy Moggies program aims to not only reunite lost pets with their owners, but also help improve the overall health and welfare of the cats,” Alicia said.
“At the same time we hope it provides the owners with a little piece of mind.”
As part of the free desexing and micro-chipping program, Council will pick up and return the feline patients following the procedure.
Eligible pensioners of Moss Vale wishing to participate must have an approved pension card number at the time of booking.
For more information or to register contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter on phone 4868 1520 weekdays from 10am to 4pm.
Residents who do not qualify for the trial program and who have difficulty meeting the costs of desexing their pet can apply for low-cost desexing through the National Desexing Network.
For more information contact phone 1300 368 992 or visit www.ndn.org.au.
Mossy Moggies is funded via the NSW Government’s Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program and will run until May 2017 or unless funding is exhausted prior.