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SPCA launches animal desexing campaigns in regions across New Zealand

01 November 2021
SPCA launches animal desexing campaigns in regions across New Zealand

SPCA are making good on their promise to reduce the number of unwanted animals in the region by launching numerous Snip ‘n’ Chip campaigns in Northland, Tauranga, Hawke's Bay and Tararua, bringing essential desexing and microchipping services to pet owners.

From Monday 1 November, the Snip ‘n’ Chip campaigns will allow cat owners who need a helping hand in these regions to desex and microchip their cat for just $10. Over twenty vet clinics are taking part across the country, making it a real community effort.

Every month, hundreds of animals are brought into SPCA Centres nationwide and that number can balloon to thousands over the warmer months with kitten season. In a bid to make desexing and microchipping services more accessible to pet owners, and to reduce the number of lost animals and unwanted litters coming through SPCA doors, the animal welfare organisation is offering these procedures at a fraction of the cost to assist pet owners who cannot afford to get their cat desexed.

“We know desexing and microchipping is one of the key things we can all do to make a real difference for animal welfare in New Zealand and reduce the large number of unwanted litters and lost animals we see,” says SPCA National Desexing Manager Rebecca Dobson.

“We had such a positive response to our last discounted desexing campaigns earlier this year. We’re thrilled to bring Snip ‘n’ Chip back to communities again and help pet owners who need to get their pets desexed but are struggling to meet the costs of desexing surgery.”

“Not only will desexing help pets have a happier and healthier life, but it ensures the cycle of unwanted litters is broken. Should your pet ever become lost or stolen, microchipping gives you the best chance of being reunited with them. Both procedures are straightforward, your cat will bounce back very quickly, and our participating vets will be able to answer any questions you have,” Dobson says.

SPCA encourages pet owners in these regions who need a helping hand with the costs of desexing and microchipping to take up this offer. This campaign is running for a limited time until Snip ‘n’ Chip vouchers sell out.

Snip ‘n’ Chip vouchers can be purchased by visiting participating vet clinics, which are listed here.

“We’re so grateful to our participating vets for being involved in this campaign. They have played a huge part to improve animal welfare,” says Dobson.

“Making desexing and microchipping services accessible to everyone is really important to us and Snip ‘n’ Chip is a great way for SPCA to reach out to those people who may not be able to afford it. It’s also a great opportunity for pet owners who do not currently have a local vet to get to know one in their area.”

To find out more, go to www.spca.nz/snipnchip

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