Council Pet Desexing Program

Published on 04 December 2019

Edward River Council has extended the next round of the Pet Desexing Program initiative to include healthcare card holders to encourage responsible pet ownership.

To qualify for this round of the program, pet owners can now be a healthcare card holder as well as a pensioner concession card holder and need to be a resident of the Edward River Council local government area.

Run in partnership with Southern Riverina Vets, the program aims to make it affordable for all residents to desex their cats and dogs.

Desexing lowers the risk of animal health problems and helps reduce the number of animals who end up in pounds and shelters.

Desexing also reduces aggression and roaming in male dogs.

Mayor Norm Brennan said the subsidised desexing program is a proactive strategy against the threat of aggressive animal attacks

“This initiative is really focused on increasing pet and community safety. We want to reduce the risk of vicious dog attacks on other pets, livestock or people.”

Interested pet owners can get further information and apply for the Pet Desexing Program at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Cressy Street or via email at


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