Shelter services

Low-cost mobile desexing

For many pet owners desexing goes hand-in-hand with better pet ownership. Desexing your pet not only reduces the number of homeless and unwanted cats and dogs, it also has considerable health and behavioural benefits which can help your pet live a long and healthy life with you.

Sadly, there are an overwhelming large number of pet owners who hold off desexing their pet because they cannot afford it.

The Lost Dogs’ Home is committed to providing low-cost desexing options for pet owners throughout Victoria. Through our campaigns and initiatives we aim to raise awareness of the importance of desexing within the community and offer low-cost options for pet owners in need.

MADI (Microchipping and Desexing Initiative)

MADI, short for Microchipping and Desexing Initiative, makes low-cost desexing accessible to cat owners throughout Victoria in partnership with local Councils.

Our fully-equipped mobile vet surgery, MADI travels throughout Victoria to offer low-cost desexing in areas where it is needed most.

Check our What’s On page here for information on low-cost desexing events coming up in your area.

At the moment MADI’s main focus is cat desexing as it continues to pose a wider community issue. Additionally due to space limitations, MADI is not able to accommodate dogs. We offer dog desexing at our Frank Samways Vet Clinic in Nth Melb (8379 4498); or the National Desexing Network has information on low cost dog and cat desexing –

National Desexing Month

Every year The Lost Dogs’ Home Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic participates in National Desexing Month. This year due to COVID-19 National Desexing Month will be September.

An initiative of the National Desexing Network, National Desexing Month sees participating veterinary clinics offer discounted desexing to pet owners on presentation of a pension, health care or concession card. The campaign helps pet owners ensure their cat or dog will never contribute to the high number of unwanted companion animals.

National Desexing Month also makes a difference to animal welfare on a larger scale by raising awareness and demonstrating that desexed pets make great pets.