Auckland Council is joining the Desexy Revolution for November with a grant to independent Auckland dog rescue charity, HURRAH (Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming).
HURRAH is offering heavily subsidised dog desexing services to help people who may not be able to afford the operation. The grant enables HURRAH to offer 50 desexing operations during November.
“Auckland Council actively encourages the desexing of dogs as a vital part of reducing the number of unwanted dogs in the community,” says Tracey Moore, Manager Animal Management at Auckland Council.
“Sadly, council’s animal shelters take in thousands of unwanted dogs each year.
“By supporting HURRAH’s November programme, we believe we can reduce the number of unwanted puppies born in Auckland by up to 400, and that’s a great thing.”
“In addition to this, Auckland Council is providing free microchips with registration on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register and, of course, licensed responsible dog owners get discounted dog registration rates,” says HURRAH Trustee Chrissy Clements.
To be eligible to participate, the dog must be your family pet and you must hold a current Community Services Card.
Members of the public can request an application from desexy@HURRAH.org.nz.
If you're looking to add a pet to your family by adopting an unwanted puppy or dog, please contact Auckland Council animal shelters on 09 301 0101 and speak to the helpful staff.