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  1. The Cat Protection Society of NSW • Caring for cats since 1958 • Our vision is that every cat has a loving and responsible home • Independent membership based association; depends on donations, bequests and sponsors

  2. No kill, limited admission shelter; cats stay until they find their forever homes • Approved premises under CAA • No powers of seizure • Access to CA register • Purpose-built adoption centre, assist with discount and early age desexing, provide information on feline health, behaviour and welfare

  3. Our facility – a quick tour • (Still to come)

  4. Operation Cat Program AIM: Promote cat desexing and responsible pet ownership in the community

  5. How the program works • Partnership between Cat Protection, local vet clinics and participating councils • Councils make a financial contribution to the vet costs • Typically lasts for one to two weeks and can be tailored to meet the council’s objectives & budget

  6. The council’s role • Contribution of $40 per desexing and $20 per microchip • Advertising and promotion of program to members of the community

  7. Cat Protection’s role • Pick up and return service for client • Provide council with logo & media release or editorial • Book all desexings with clients and vets • Liaise with local vets to offer a vet in the council area • Invoice council at end of program

  8. Costs to client • Standard program price: Desex and microchip $90 female $80 male Desex only $80 female $70 male Microchip only $30

  9. Does it work? • Started in 1999 with Sydney City Council • Have worked with Sydney City, Marrickville, Bankstown, Fairfield, Holroyd, Hawkesbury, Warringah, Randwick, Penrith, Blacktown and Wollondilly councils since 2000 • Desexed over 1500 cats through the program since first developed

  10. Custom made programs • Can be designed for any budget • Sydney City council offer a bigger incentive by subsidising Cat Protection more and offering desexing and microchipping for pension card holders for only $40 • Can be run for shorter or longer periods • Can be tightly targeted to a particular area in the LGA, eg a housing estate

  11. Reasons to get involved • Reduce unwanted kitten numbers • Reduce abandoned cat numbers • Promote responsible pet ownership

  12. Making your own program • Approach local vets about them assisting you with discount rates • Use a voucher system for residents • Work with known hoarders in your area to reduce numbers

  13. Vet Referral Scheme • Spreadsheet of Sydney Metro vets who will do discount desexing if clients call us • Vet sets parameters and price • Some ask for pension card or proof of low income • Prices start at $90 female $60 male, depending on area • Cat Protection take client details and give referral number, client then calls vet • Approx 150 cats per month desexed

  14. Total desexings by referral 2010-2011 financial year = 1691

  15. To get involved please contact Nerida Atkin Feline Services Manager Cat Protection Society of NSW nerida@catprotection.org.au