June 13, 2018
South Burnett Regional Council is again supporting the RSPCA’s annual “Operation Wanted” discount pet desexing campaign.
The three-month campaign kicked off on June 1.
This is the fifth year the SBRC has been involved in Operation Wanted.
The South Burnett was one of the original nine regions to support the campaign, which has grown this year to cover 17 council areas.
“It’s the vets and the shire councils who help drive the campaign and make it a success,” RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said.
Participating vets drop their dog and cat desexing fees by 20 per cent during the campaign.
Last year, it was estimated about 20,000 animals were desexed in Queensland during Operation Wanted.
“This year we’re hoping to top that number,” Mr Beatty said.
“There is a massive pet over-population all over Queensland and, of course, Australia.
“More than 45,000 animals come into our care every year and the vast majority of the domestic animals have not been desexed.
“We’ve got to get the message out there.
“Plus, of course, the reason we have such a massive feral cat and wild dog population is because people were not, and are not, desexing their pets.
“These animals have a dramatic impact on the environment.”
The RSPCA is urging people to register now to take advantage of the discount.
Local vets who are taking part (from the Operation Wanted website) are: