image of catOur Subsidised Desexing Program runs during the month of September annually, as long as funds last, via participating vets throughout Sydney.

Through the support of our generous sponsors and donors, plus our wonderful participating vets, we are able to issue subsidised desexing certificates which has a very direct impact on improving the quality of life for every cat desexed. Plus it also has an immeasurable and positive effect by reducing the numbers of kittens born, many of whom would end up being abandoned, or euthanased in pounds or shelters.

Through our program, the voucher holder pays $50 (direct to the vet), and the vet invoices CatRescue 901 for the balance.

As it’s now September 2017, we are currently taking applications for subsidised desexing vouchers. We kindly ask that if you are available to afford full price desexing, please don’t apply through our program, as funds are limited. This program is only available due to the donations from members of the public to CatRescue 901. We want people who need it to apply and take advantage of this program so that less unwanted kittens are born only to end up on the streets or in pounds. So if you need it, please apply. If you don’t, please don’t.

Please note that vouchers are limited to 2 per applicant, and is only available in Sydney via our participating vets. Once you have received your subsidised desexing voucher, you will then need to call the vet to make your appointment. Please ensure to notify the staff member at the time that you are holding a CatRescue 901 subsidised desexing voucher.

Our participating vets for 2017 are:

  • Concord Veterinary Hospital – Ph: 9743 1715
    • Desexing appointments available Monday to Friday
  • Potts Point Veterinary Hospital – Ph: 9097 0060
    • Desexing appointments available Monday to Thursday
  • Carter Road Companion Animal Practice (Menai) – Ph: 9543 6912
    • Desexing appointments available Monday to Friday
  • Princes Highway Veterinary Hospital – Ph: 9588 2088
    • Non-feral / friendly / pet cats – Desexing appointments only available on Mondays OR Fridays
    • Feral cats – Thursdays ONLY, and the voucher holder must specify at the time of booking if the cat is feral
  • Bass Hill Veterinary Hospital – Ph: 9724 1927
    • Desexing appointments available Monday to Friday
    • Non-feral / friendly / pet cats – MUST have up to date vaccinations including proof of up to date vaccinations. If the cat does not have up to date vaccinations, we can provide you with a voucher to get $40 vaccination at Bass Hill Vet. But in that case, you must then wait another week before you can take the cat back to Bass Hill vet for desexing. If you in this position and need us to provide you with a voucher for a vaccination at Bass Hill vet, please make sure to specify this when applying. Otherwise Bass Hill vet may not accept the cat in for desexing.
    • Feral cats – do not require up to date vaccinations

 

To apply for subsidised desexing, please send an email to desexing@catrescue901.org.au, and make sure to include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact number
  • Are you applying for 1 or 2 subsidised desexing vouchers
  • Which of vets (from the above list) would you like to go to?

FAQ’s

How will I receive my voucher?

We will send it to you as a pdf by reply email. We will include instructions on what you do next in this email.

How long do I have to use my voucher?

All vouchers strict one month expiry date from the date of issue

Can I nominate a different vet?

No. We have negotiated rescue rates with our participating vets, as well as trading terms meaning money doesn’t have to be paid up front, which would not be possible for a program like this. Also, we are only using vets for this program who we use ourselves and trust. If none of our participating vets are in your area, we recommend going to the National Desexing Network’s website (who run a similar program) to see if they have a vet near you.

Can I get a discount on other veterinary services through CatRescue 901?

Unfortunately no. We are not in a position to fund additional veterinary services. Any additional veterinary services, including things like consultations, vaccinations, microchipping, boarding, medications, etc, are not included in this program, and are a private matter between you and the vet.

Do I have to make an appointment with the vet? Or can I just turn up when I’m ready?

Appointments for desexing must be made in advance directly with the vet. Please ensure to follow any instructions given by the vet at the time you make this appointment. This will include the time you need to drop the cat off by, and they will also instruct you that you must withhold food the night before desexing.

Why can’t I feed my cat the night before desexing?

Cats are placed under sedation, and have a breathing tube inserted throughout the operation. It’s imperative the cat has an empty stomach, otherwise they may vomit (as a reaction to the anaesthetic) into the breathing tube which can then cause it to become blocked and stop the cat receiving any oxygen, which could be fatal.

The vet refused to honour my voucher, and threw me out saying I was being rude to the staff

It is part of the Terms & Conditions that all voucher holders are polite to all vet staff. It is up to the discretion of the veterinary staff &/or management to refuse service. So please make sure to be polite at all times when dealing with the vet staff. As we will not be issuing additional vouchers for a different vet if this occurs.

How can I get in contact with CatRescue 901 about other matters? Or when this progam is no longer running?

The best way to contact us is to send a message to our Facebook page. Alternatively you can use our Contact Us page form to send us an email. Please note however that we are all volunteers do so our very best to respond to as many enquiries as we can, and help as many cats as we can. But sadly there is not enough of us, and far too many cats in need of our help.

 

It is our goal to eventually be able to run our Subsidised Desexing program all year round. We would also love to be able to offer free desexing to those caring individuals who utilise our program to desex stray or colony cats. However, it costs money to make these dreams a reality.

If you would like to support us and help us reach our goals, please make either a one off donation any time, or sign up to a $38 monthly subscription from our Donate page, or you can create a donation for any amount. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

To find out if there are any current Subsidised Desexing Programs running in your area, or simply to locate a local vet who offers discounted desexing rates, please contact National Desexing Network through their website at www.ndn.org.au

 

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