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SPCA conducts mass de-sexing clinic this week

March 4, 2019 2:55 pm

De-sexing of dogs and cats can have a huge impact on the overpopulation of stray and neglected animals roaming our streets.

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is conducting a mass de-sexing clinic this week with the help of a group of veterinarians from overseas.

The Communities Compliant in Legislation and Animal Welfare (CLAWS) program aims to work with communities to educate and reform and enforce legislation and to de-sex companion animals

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SPCA says the recent focus on Leptospirosis is a good example of why stray animal populations must be managed responsibly and of course ethically.

Hook worm and scabies are just two other examples of the many ‘zoonotic’ diseases that can transfer across species, especially when animals roam uncared for.

The CLAWs Clinic will begin with the 500 plus clients on the waiting list at SPCA and it will certainly put a huge dent in the numbers of owned animals currently contributing to our stray animal population.

 

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