Spotlight on responsible pet ownership

Animal Welfare Pet Care Desex Your Pet Operation Wanted Pets Posted Jun 4, 2024
Pet owners have an opportunity to save both money and lives through desexing.

We are on a mission to promote responsible pet ownership and thanks to RSPCA’s Operation Wanted, there are more success stories and cost savings to pet owners than ever before. This is your chance to save a life.

Established in Queensland a decade ago, Operation Wanted is an annual desexing initiative marking a collaborative agreement between participating veterinary clinics, local councils, and RSPCA.

“Operation Wanted recognises the need to prevent unwanted litters and support the caregivers of these animals to help this happen,” says RSPCA Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Anne Chester.

Barney was in a very painful condition

Preventing unwanted animal overpopulation

Over the last year, 9,800 cats and dogs have been desexed at our Brisbane shelter. From June 1 to August 31, your pet can add to that number with pet desexing discounts available at participating vets and councils.

There are so many benefits when it comes to desexing your pet and the registration process is a breeze. All you have to do is download the discount code for your participating vet to receive the discount.

Not convinced by the ease of registration and dozens of benefits to having your pet desexed this Operation Wanted? Why not read some of our latest stories on unwanted litters.

From unwanted to loved

We all love the hit 90s sitcom ‘Friends’ starring Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc, but you will be surprised to hear we recently welcomed our own litter of stars.

Following the discovery of six Terrier puppies dumped in a box at the Pioneer River in Mackay, our local RSPCA shelter took on Joey, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe. All six have found their forever homes and been adopted!

Barney was in a very painful condition

Recently, Luna the 2-year-old American Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Boxer was surrendered to the Gympie Regional Council along with her 6 puppies. Luna and all her puppies came into the RSPCA for care and have since been adopted, what a happy ending to this ‘mum and pups’ story!

Barney was in a very painful condition

Lastly comes the tale of Buttercup the cat who was sick when she came into RSPCA care. Further veterinary inspection revealed poor Buttercup had Pyometra, a bacterial uterus infection. After emergency surgery, she has thankfully fully recovered from the condition and is under the care of our vets, but not all pets are lucky enough to survive Pyometra. Pyometra is a preventable disease in female dogs and cats if they’re desexed.

Barney was in a very painful condition

Help an animal find their 'furever' home

RSPCA Queensland animals available for adoption are already desexed, which saves you further costs if you are in the market for a furry companion.

To express your interest in adopting, please apply to adopt here.

Jacobbe McBride
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