On World Spay Day last month more than 600 event organisers around the world hosted hundreds of events and spaying or neutering thousands of animals, raising awareness of desexing as the most efficient and humane way to reduce uncontrolled dog populations.
As a strong advocate for dog desexing, AMRRIC collaborated in two World Spay Day events this year, at the 15 Mile community located outside of Darwin and at the remote Indigenous community of Lake Nash (Alpurrurulam) near the Northern Territory-Queensland border.
Our participation in the dog health program at 15 Mile community was in collaboration with the City of Palmerston and resulted in the desexing of 25 dogs and 3 cats. At Lake Nash, we provided veterinary, logistic and staff training support to the Barkly Regional Council on running a desexing clinic. This was the third visit to the community in 18 months and we were pleased to see a reduction in the number of community dogs and better general health in the dog population.
World Spay Day is held in February each year and hosted by Humane Society International.