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 of these canine kids in our community we can desex and vaccinate, that otherwise wouldn't be, the more we can help our community dogs stay healthy and safe. This also has a flow on effect, not only lowering the risk of Parvo virus for dogs that end up in the pound (these kids may become our Poundies), but also stopping unnecessary pregnancies (meaning less rescues looking for homes) and lowering the risk of aggression and wandering from entire (not desexed) male dogs - what's not to love about that!
To vaccinate one dog for Parvo (over 6 months old) it costs us around $60 depending on the vet clinic, 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 in our first year and keep increasing each year. On average, we are looking at over $12,000 per year to keep this program running.
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 low cost vaccinations and desexing for community services card holders and low income families who are genuinely struggling.