Shelter services

Low-cost 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, Adoption, Desexing, Information)

A new initiative of the Home, MADI, short for Microchipping, Adoption, Desexing, Information, will make low-cost desexing accessible to cat and small dog owners throughout Victoria

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

Check back soon for more information on low-cost desexing events coming up in your area.

National Desexing Month

Each July, The Lost Dogs’ Home Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic participates in National Desexing Month.

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.