Bequest Allows New Zealand SPCA to Offer Bargain Price Cat Spaying and Neutering

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Image source: Martin Thorpe via Flickr
Image source: Martin Thorpe via Flickr

Cat owners in Wellington, New Zealand will soon have the opportunity to take advantage of a bargain price offer on spaying and neutering, microchipping, and registration for their pets. The Snip’n’Chip Initiative was developed by the SPCA and the Wellington City Council as an attempt to spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. With a goal of spaying and neutering 1,000 cats, the initiative was made possible by a bequest.

The Snip’n’Chip Initiative will include eight vet practices and will run from October 4th until December 15th. During the initiative, cat owners can have their cats spayed or neutered for an incredible price of just $5. Microchipping and registering cats will cost just $4. For $12, the owner can have a cat spayed or neutered, microchipped, and registered.

These prices are significantly under their regular costs. Typically, spaying and mirochipping a cat costs $135, and neutering and microchipping a cat costs $75. Snip’n’Chip Initiative participants can also get free information on how to keep their indoor-outdoor cats safer and healthier.

This initiative has the potential to significantly reduce the amount of unwanted kittens born each well, especially if its 1,000-cat goal is met.

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