Every hour, around 23 cats and dogs are killed in shelters around the country.
The National Desexing Network (NDN) is focused on lowering this number through promoting and offering pet owners reduced rates of desexing.
Owning a pet is a costly responsibility at the best of times with vaccinations, trips to the vet and desexing all adding up.
The NDN can connect pet owner with vets who can desex their pets at a reduced rate.
Concession card holders can apply on the site to have their pet desexed at a reduced rate.
There are two vets in Wagga who are part of this program, Berry Street Veterinary Hospital and Kooringal Vet Hospital.
The clinics do not receive any subsides or funding for reducing their costs.
July is national desexing month with some vet clinics offering special rates on desexing.
Morong Street Vet Clinic offers reduced rates during July with conditions.
The NDN has been running the desxing month for 11 years with the goal of ending the overpopulation of pets.
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world with four out of five Australians having owned a pet in their life.
Currently two-thirds of households currently own pets.
To date the program has helped to desex around 200,000 cats and dogs nationwide.
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