Logan Council has made another daring attempt to piggyback on one of Australia’s most risqué events: Sexpo.
But rather than hosting porn stars, lingerie parades and stalls selling sex toys, the Queensland council is hoping that a record number of pet owners will take their furry charges to local vets and animal hospitals to get the snip in its fabulously named De-sexpo.
While organisers down the road at Sexpo in Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be searching for the next Exotic Angels nude calendar models, Logan’s vets will be clipping and snipping – rather than whipping – up a storm.
As the tanned hunks from Bad Boys Australia flash their abs and lose layers of clothing, Logan’s cats and dogs will get a free microchip and a free nail trim thrown in.
The council’s website proclaims that: “all entire cats and dogs [are] invited” during the two-month campaign, provided that they are at least eight weeks old or weigh one kilogram.
So far 58 cats and dogs have been de-sexed at the Combined Vets of Logan Clinic with similar numbers being reported by the 14 other participating vet clinics in the City of Logan.
Animals and City Standards Committee Chairman Councillor Graham Able encouraged pet owners to take the plunge.
“De-sexpo is all about reducing the number of unwanted cats and dogs that will need rehoming in our community and has been a very successful initiative,” Mr Able said.
“De-sexing reduces the risk of pets getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs and can help prevent pets from roaming, fighting or causing nuisance to neighbours.”
“Once your pet is de-sexed you also save money on registration fees so we expect bookings will remain high throughout August so I would encourage everybody to book an appointment.”
Cr Able said de-sexing is important part of responsible pet ownership and is mandatory for cats in Logan unless the owner is a registered breeder.
Every cat and dog that is de-sexed July and August 2015 at a participating veterinary clinic also automatically goes in the draw to win a $100 prize pack.
De-sexing in females significantly reduces the risk of urine infections and mammary cancer and the risk of cancer of the prostate gland in males. Cats must be de-sexed under Logan council laws, unless owners are registered breeders.
For bookings phone a participating vet or 3209 3220 for the Combined Vets of Logan City Community Desexing and Microchip Clinic located at the Animal Management Centre.
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