All NRAS animals are DESEXED prior to Adoption.
Desexing can reduce behavioural problems such as roaming and aggression. However, it is also an EXTREMELY effective strategy in preventing unwanted pregnancies.
A large proportion of animals that are abandoned and come into NRAS care are due to unwanted litters.
Dogs can become pregnant from as early as 6 months and cats, from 4 months of age.
Whilst the National Desexing Network offers support in hardship cases, NRAS has its own Subsidised Desexing Partnership with local VETS where discounts & financial assistance are provided for desexing procedures.
Some local Northern Rivers Veterinary clinics also offer their own Subsidised Desexing promotions.
The NRAS Subsidised Desexing & Vet Partners include:
BALLINA VET HOSPITAL
CASINO VET CLINIC
CENTRAL VET CLINIC, CASINO
KEEN STREET VET CLINIC
LISMORE CENTRAL VET
RACECOURSE ROAD, BALLINA