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Discounted cat desexing available throughout July

Discounted cat desexing available throughout July

Friday, June 16, 2023

The City of Whittlesea, in partnership with Lort Smith Animal Hospital, is offering discounted cat desexing in July, through the Little Paws of the North initiative. 

Little Paws of the North supports the community in responsible pet ownership and aims to not only reduce the risk of potentially serious hormone-related conditions and unwanted pregnancies in cats, but also offers education sessions for pet owners to help ensure the entire family, including furry companions, are safe and happy in their forever homes. 

City of Whittlesea residents with a concession card can book their cats into Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Campbellfield to have their pets desexed, microchipped and vaccinated by expert vets at a heavily discounted price of $50 per cat.  

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson encouraged residents to take up this great offer, that also supports the upcoming new cat regulations that require all newly registered cats to be de-sexed. 

“Ensuring our cats are desexed means fewer unwanted kittens. Cats can start breeding at four months old, and with an average of four kittens per litter and three litters per year, one female cat and her offspring can produce up to 5,000 cats in seven years if not desexed.” 

“Desexing also has a number of health benefits for your cat. The City of Whittlesea currently has 7,207 registered cats, of which four per cent are not desexed, so if your cat is not yet desexed, now is the time to consider it.”   

To be eligible for the discounted cat desexing through Little Paws of the North, the resident or nominated owner of the pet must: 

  • be 16 years of age or older 
  • be a resident of the City of Whittlesea 
  • have a valid government-issued concession card.  

All cats must be three months or over and have a minimum weight of 1kg. Owners can drop off and collect their animals on the same day. 

To submit your interest and book in a discounted desexing, visit