Hunter Animal Rescue supports and practices the desexing of companion animals. All HAR fosters go to their new homes desexed or with a desexing agreement and prepaid voucher*.
In Australia hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs end up in shelters, pounds and rescue every year. Many of these a result of unwanted pregnancies that could have been easily avoided by timely desexing.
Cats can produce kittens at as young as 4 months of age, dogs can have their first season and fall pregnant or father puppies from as early as 6 months old. Unwanted litters are then often given away free or cheap, never desexed and the cycle continues.
Desexing is one way we can help lesson the oversupply of companion animals.
Please continue reading below for some of the facts and myths associated with desexing.
*Exception only under veterinary advice.