Pet Sterilisation Program - Suspended

The Esperance Pet Sterilisation Program has been suspended for this round of funding.

The Shire of Esperance is working with the community to increase pet (dog and cat) sterilisation numbers. Vouchers are available to cover the full cost of sterilisation for up to two (2) pets per household for residents who are Concession Card holders or experiencing financial hardship.

Why are we encouraging pet owners to sterilise their pets?

Sterilisation reduces:

  • Unwanted and abandoned litters
  • Roaming dogs and cats
  • The risk and incidents of some cancers in dogs and cats.

This is a limited offer, so we encourage those who are eligible to complete the Pet Sterilisation Form and return it to shire@esperance.wa.gov.au

How does the Shire of Esperance Pet Sterilisation Program work?

To qualify for support, you need to provide:

  • Proof of ID
  • Proof of a valid Health Care Card, WA Seniors Card, Pension Card OR proof of financial hardship
  • Proof of ownership of the pet
  • Pet must be microchipped – If not, this must be done during the sterilisation procedure at the owner’s cost.

How to Apply

Complete the Pet Sterilisation Registration Form. A hard copy can be picked up from the Shire Admin Building or Shire Depot.

Please note: ID, Concession Card, Proof of Hardship and Proof of Pet Ownership must be provided with the application.

Once the Application has been assessed and approved, Ranger Services issue voucher (valid for 30 days) for sterilisation at Swans Veterinary Services.

The Owner then makes an appointment to have the procedure done.

If you have any questions, or need help to fill out the form, please call Ranger Services on 9083 1566 or visit the Shire Depot on Brazier Street.

This Program is funded by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Animal Welfare Grant Program AWGP-R2-46.

Pet sterilisation and the law

CATS

Did you know that in WA, under the Cat Act 2011, every cat MUST be sterilised at six months of age? By law, they must also be microchipped and registered with your local council.

DOGS

Under new laws proposed in the Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2021, all dogs will need to be sterilised by two years of age.

Esperance Pet Sterilisation Program Terms and Conditions.

Other Programs

This Program is currently CLOSED. Visit RSPCA WA to go on the waitlist.

The Shire of Esperance is working with RSCPA WA to improve animal welfare. Sterilising your cat or dog can be expensive, but it's still important. Sterilised pets are happier, calmer, healthier, less likely to roam (ending up in the pound), and may save you money in the long run!

This program is available to all Concession Card Holders, and is open till the funds run out – so get in quick!

What does the Program involve?

RSPCA will cover 75% of the cost to have your pet cat or dog sterilised.

The Shire of Esperance will waiver Pet Registrations for 3 years – saving approx. $120

How do you access this offer?

Register your details with RSCPA WA

Send in your ID documents to complete eligibility

Select a vet near you (we are working with local Swans Vets, make a booking and take your pet along

Once your eligibility is confirmed by RSCPA, sttach your Vet Certificate (showing sterilisation and microchipping) to your Pet Registration Form, bring it to the Shire and your fees will be waivered for 3 years.

If you have any questions, please call Shire Rangers on (08) 9083 1533.