Council vote on pet de-sexing discount at meeting

ANIMAL desexing will be offered at discounted rates to pensioners and owners of a healthcare card, if a proposal being considered at the Gladstone Regional Council general meeting on Tuesday is approved.

The policy shift could see the prevention of tens of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens, according to the Gladstone Regional Council general meeting agenda.

In 2013, a total of 348 puppies, kittens, dogs and cats had to be euthanised at the council pound.

The introduction of a RSPCA PAWS Unit this year would bring desexing to the community, according to the council meeting agenda papers.

ON THE AGENDA

  • Adoption of the council's financial statements for 2013-2014
  • Endorsement of the $33,000 Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan
  • Approval of Lazy Lizard Surf School 1770 application to continue using public spaces for surfing lessons