CUTTING KITTY: Grafton Animal Rescue is urging cat owners to desex their pets.
CUTTING KITTY: Grafton Animal Rescue is urging cat owners to desex their pets.

Cat numbers out of control

BENEATH homes, in back yards and roaming the streets; Pam Holmes says we have a cat infestation in South Grafton.

The president of Grafton Animal Rescue said this season had been particularly bad with more and more cats breeding south of the bridge.

"The cats are out of control," Ms Holmes said.

"Especially in the lower socio-economic areas of town, we've had a particularly bad season."

Ms Holmes said the reason was people were not having their pets desexed.

"What happens is, people are getting cats as freebies, then they cannot afford to have them desexed, so they keep breeding," she said.

"There are some people who legitimately cannot afford it, but there are some who are just aren't being responsible.

"What we need to do is make it very affordable."

Clarence Valley Veterinary Clinic has jumped on board and is offering cheap desexing for Clarence Valley cat owners to try to bring the issue under control. Instead of the usual $180, those on a pension or with a low-income earner card can get their female cat desexed for just $60.

If your cat is pregnant, it is an extra $20 for early stages or $50 if they are heavily pregnant.

There are only 23 spots left and bookings are essential.

Phone the surgery on 6642 4224 to make an appointment.



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