News

Help pets to play safe

Veterinarian Akane Nakagawa and vet nurse Taleah Kruger, with Rusty, are promoting the new desexing campaign.
Veterinarian Akane Nakagawa and vet nurse Taleah Kruger, with Rusty, are promoting the new desexing campaign. Rob Williams

"YOU can't teach your pets about safe sex," reads a new, attention-getting poster aimed at reminding pet owners that they are responsible for desexing their pets.

Customers at Animal Welfare League of Queensland Ipswich veterinary clinic will likely notice the poster on their next visit, and the campaign will also include social media.

AWLQ will use the poster to promote the National Desexing Network's message of the importance of desexing pets.

The artwork was selected as the winner of a competition.

AWLQ president Sylvana Wenderhold said the poster used humour to highlight a serious topic.

Ms Wenderhold said she hoped the message would stick in people's minds long after they saw the sign.

"We needed an advertisement that got people talking and one that would have a clear call to action," Ms Wenderhold said.

She said the campaign had been launched in time to reduce usually high breeding rates in the warmer months.

"We hope that people will ... be responsible pet owners and desex their animals before summer hits and brings with it more dumped and unwanted litters," she said.

Ms Wenderhold said the campaign also promoted the NDN, which was a referral system for discounted desexing made available to pet owners in financial need.

Find out more about the NDN by visiting ndn.org.au, or phone the AWLQ Ipswich vet clinic on 3812 7533 to discuss desexing your pet.

PROTECT YOUR PET

Female pets can experience exhaustion if breeding continually.

Desexing means pets are less prone to wander, fight, and spray indoors.

Reduces the number of unwanted puppies and kittens.

Topics:  animals, desexing, pets




Longterm future promising for high octane celebration

CHAMPION: Craig Lowndes celebrates another victory at the Ipswich SuperSprint, amid optimism about the event’s future.

Supercar future in Ipswich yet to be decided but the signs are good

Ipswich racer Ash Walsh wins Supercars lifeline

Ipswich racer Ash Walsh (left) discusses tactics with Supercars driver Tim Slade after a co-drivers practice session at Queensland Raceway.

Walsh prepares for new team test

Latest deals and offers

Matilda The Musical's clean sweep at Helpmann Awards

A scene from Matilda The Musical.

TIM Minchin-scored production enjoys record awards haul.

Harry's MasterChef exit makes way for all-Noosa grand final

Harry Foster congratulates MasterChef finalists Elena Duggan and Matt Sinclair after a closely-fought semi-final.

YOUNG Rocky-born cook now working in his dream job in Tasmania.

Kim Kardashian West bemused by selfie 'drama'

Kim didn't expect her naked selfie to cause the stir it did

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

Alicia Vikander "hasn't been home" for nearly nine months.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley