RSPCA Centrepay
Dog Desexing Program

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Many of the calls to the RSPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline relate to community members from the most disadvantaged suburbs.

RSPCA Inspectors have detailed a Postcode Report illustrating this.

Some of the complaints relate to those responsible losing control of their dog’s health, once they start having unwanted litters.

Others to the age and condition of pups being given away.

Dogs are not being desexed, as vet fees are considered to be out of financial reach and not having that first interaction with a vet, dogs are also not being vaccinated, microchipped or heath checked.

THE RESOLUTION

Aside from preventing accidental litters, there are many health and behavioural benefits to desexing.

Desexed animals are generally less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males.

Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males.

In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being in a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car.

The RSPCA gratefully acknowledges the recent support of the Mary Kibble Foundation.

The funds enabled the desex surgeries of 82 dogs from low-income earning Tasmanians and has now been expended.

So as not to leave a gap, we have transitioned to a Centrepay payment plan scheme.

This program is only available to holders of health care, pension and student cards.

What you need to do

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STEP 1

CHOOSE A VET

  • Choose a vet from list of participating clinics.
  • Make an appointment.
  • Let the clinic know you will be using our RSPCA Centrepay Scheme.
STEP 2

APPLY ONLINE

  • Fill in the Centrepay Desexing Voucher.
  • Fill in the Centrepay Deduction Authority for balance owing to be deducted from fortnightly Centrelink payments.
STEP 3

ATTACH DOCUMENTS

  • Attach copies of IDs (Centrelink card and photo ID) to the online form or send by email to desex@rspcatas.org.au.
STEP 4

MAKE PAYMENT

  • Pay $50 down payment online or over the phone.
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What we will do

Confirm your successful application.

Arrange payment of the $50 deposit and schedule Centrelink payments for the balance.

Provide you with an RSPCA desexing voucher to give to your vet.

Email your vet clinic to confirm your eligibility.

Pay your vet bill for you.

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