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Postal: PO Box 160 Kensington Park SA 5068
Low price cat desexing: (08) 8331 0476

                                                                                                                              

tabby-kittens-sC.A.T.S. organises low-cost desexing of cats in South Australia to prevent the breeding of unwanted kittens, and to manage cat-related problems humanely by returning desexed cats to their home.

Assistance with cat desexing

If you need help with Low Price Cat Desexing ring C.A.T.S. on 8331 0476.

Ring during the following times of Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9am and 3pm and a referral can be written for each cat and sent to a cooperating vet for the surgery.

(However - pedigree cats and cats from breeders are not eligible as we do not encourage the breeding of any cat, due to the huge number of cats and kittens which are being destroyed every year because there are too many to be cared for.)

We especially encourage people to care for unowned cats in their own area and get them desexed and feed and manage them. Cats do not have to be owned to be desexed, loved, fed and cared for and left free to live a natural life in your gardens.

Please have a pen and paper ready to take down the details that you will be given.

Prices are:

  • $91.50 per female cat
  • $65 per male cat

There is no limit as to the number of cats that can have a referral. The more cats you have the more you need assistance.

We aim to make these referrals for desexing as simple as possible. We just need your name, address and telephone number and a little information about the cat/s, if you have an idea of the age, and male or female, but often if you have stray cats and rescues you can only guess.

You may have a cooperating vet near you or you may have to drive further to one but these details can be discussed during your call. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you as they are all dedicated to helping animals.

Anyone who needs help can call and you do not have to have a pension or concession card, but if you do have one say, as some vets require it. Most of our cooperating vets, however, are only too happy to help anyone who needs assistance, regardless as to whether you have a card or not, as we know many people who do not have concession cards are struggling, and also those who help stray and rescue cats should not be penalised because they work.

C.A.T.S. aim is to get as many cats desexed as possible and we do this for the cats. We also like to help people who help animals as well, so ring us.

We consider the best time to desex kittens is at...

  • 5 months for females, because they can get attacked by male cats when they come into season and also get pregnant
  • 6 months for males

If your kittens are still too young, ring us as soon as they are 4 months old as we can then have your referral ready at the vet so you can book an appointment for when they are right on 5 or 6 months.

Don't wait until it is too late, especially for the females. we don't need more unwanted kittens to be born to die and suffer.

Desex and Return to Home (DRH) is the only methods which reduces cat numbers and cat related problems, both on a long and short-term basis and it is humane and supported by almost all the community, those who like cats and those who don't like cats, because this method works.


The Vacuum Effect

Confinement, trapping and killing and trapping and removal of cats fail to control numbers because these actions create habitat vacuums. Nature abhors a vacuum. Individuals of the same species from areas surrounding a newly created vacuum move in to recolonise it. This is a scientifically recognised occurrence among animal populations.

There is no such thing as a cat-free zone in an open system that can sustain cats, unless there is something that keeps the cats out 24/7.

Scientific evidence has proved that confinement, removal and killing of cats actually increase the numbers of cats, destabilises the ecosystem and creates a danger to native wildlife. So, the incorrect propaganda that has been spread that confining pet cats will save native wildlife is wrong.

The best thing for native wildlife is to have desexed, well fed cats that hold their territories and stop new cats from infiltrating and breeding.

By this method, the numbers of cats reduce to the minimum that can hold the territory against new undesexed cats, while controlling the rats and mice and also deterring the snakes which are attracted by the rodents.

Cats are the safest and most efficient rodent controllers and are far better for the native wildlife and the environment than baiting, which poisons the native wildlife, other animals like cats and dogs and pollutes the land and the waterways.

Cats are also a kinder way to control rodents than baits, as poisoning causes terrible suffering and an agonising death, with animals taking up to 8 days to die.