Desexing your dog or cat

Desexing your dog or cat prevents unwanted young being born. Desexed animals are also generally not as aggressive, do not wander away as often and have a reduced chance in contracting some cancers.

Is it compulsory to desex my cat or dog?

It is not compulsory to desex your dog or cat, however if you do desex your dog or cat you will receive a substantial reduction on the registration fee when you register your pet with Moreland City Council.

You can find out more information about desexing your cat or dog, including when a puppy or kitten can be desexed, from the RSPCA and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

Where to have your dog or cat desexed

You can have your dog or cat desexed at:

Discount vouchers for desexing your dog or cat

To assist you with the costs involved in desexing your dog or cat, residents who hold one of the following concession cards are able to get a desexing voucher to pay only two-thirds of the desexing fee.

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Low income Health Care Card, or
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

Your animal must be registered with Moreland City Council before a desexing voucher can be issued. If your animal is not already registered, you will be required to complete an application form and pay the full fee for the first year of registration. When your animal has been desexed, it is your responsibility to provide a copy of the desexing certificate to Council to claim the reduced fee for future years.

You can get your desexing voucher from any of our Council Citizens Service Centres.

Simply present your concession card along with proof that your animal is registered to obtain a voucher. There is a maximum of two vouchers per household.

The voucher is valid for 1 month from the date of issue.

When booking your desexing appointment, ask the veterinary surgery if they accept the discount voucher and then take the voucher with you when you attend the appointment.