Joining our No Parvo No Puppies Program is a great way to show your support for the dogs in our community that may need a little extra help. The more we can vaccinate and desex these kids that otherwise wouldn't be, the more we can help our community dogs stay healthy and safe and help any future Poundies by making sure the risk to their health is lowered also by lowering the risk of Parvo transmission, stopping unnecessary pregnancies and lowering the risk of aggression due to undesexed (entire) male dogs - what's not to love about that!
To vaccinate one dog for Parvo (over 6 months old) it costs us $57, to desex a dog ranges from $150-$350 depending on the size, sex and health of the dog - maybe more if it's an extra large breed. Our goal is to desex and vaccinate a minimum of 20 dogs this year and keep increasing each year. This could cost more than $7940 for this year alone.
At this stage, our efforts will be around making the Waipa District Parvo and unwanted puppies free. We will expand this program as funds allow.
We work in closely with Animal Control in many areas and they often see on a day to day basis, families and dogs that need a little extra help. Along with Animal Control we will be coordinating with other organisations to find those that most need our help.
We will be working on a voucher system with them to offer free vaccinations and desexing for community services card holders or discounted vaccinations and desexing for those that don't qualify for a card but are still in low income brackets. Our voucher holders will then book in with our awesome vet teams in their area and get the deed done!