Cat desexing plays a major role in responsible pet ownership. Cat desexing is a simple, efficient and affordable procedure that can help your cat to live a longer, happier and healthier life. In Western Australia, cat owners are required by law (Section 18 of the Cat Act 2011) to have their cats desexed by the time they are 6 months old (unless an exemption has been obtained, such as for licensed breeders).
Why is Cat Desexing So Important?
In the 2018-2019 financial year, over 51,000 unwanted cats were given to the RSPCA, many as a direct result of unwanted breeding. Pet owners are often startled to hear that cats can start breeding when they are just 4 months old, which is why it’s so important to have your cat desexed at an appropriate age.