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A milestone for MADI: One year on the road

April 5, 2017

It has been one year since the Home’s mobile pet care unit, MADI, hit the road to offer discounted cat desexing in local communities.

We know families adore their pet cats and in many cases, understand the importance of desexing. But, we also know the cost of surgery is not within reach for every family.

Using MADI as an outreach tool, we are able to help those who need it most.

Snapshot: MADI’s first year on the road (March 2016 – March 2017)

  • 737 cats and kittens were desexed in MADI
  • This included 392 females and 345 males
  • The Home held 16 mobile desexing events across 36 days
  • 84% of cats and kittens who were desexed received a free microchip (the rest were already microchipped)
  • MADI visited nine suburbs and towns, including Werribee, Sunbury, Broadmeadows, Laverton, Reservoir, Cranbourne, Doveton, North Melbourne and Echuca.
  • Five council partners supported our mobile deseing events in their communities, including Wyndham City Council, Hume City Council, City of Darebin, City of Casey and Hobsons Bay City Council.

If you would like to help keep MADI on the road, please donate today. Together, we are improving the well-being of cats and kittens all over Melbourne, one suburb at a time.