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Desexing for cats living in Geelong

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About us & what we do

Where our paws firmly stand

WE ARE A CAT KINDNESS INITIATIVE who is passionate about the welfare of cats in our community.

WE ARE A CAT DESEXING PROGRAM for cats who live in the City of Greater Geelong. 

WE ARE NOT A REGULAR RESCUE GROUP  however we do know some really reputable ones we work with!

WE ARE NOT AN ADOPTION SERVICE we leave that up to the rescue groups or organizations we are networked with.

IF YOU HAVE A CAT NURSING KITTENS OR PREGANANT  you need to check out our kitten club program.  

We are determined to make an impact on our local Geelong cats by offering a desexing program that is funded by the amazing people in our community.    Our goal is to help the cats have access to desexing procedures.  These cats are with families or owners that are doing it tough.   Each case is treated individually and we may need to prioritize , we may ask if you hold a healthcare card or on a pension.  You can apply for full assistance or pay part of the cost and we can cover the rest.  

Our Kitten Club program is to support nursing mums and their kittens.  To prevent Mums n bubs being left vulnerable in the community or perhaps even in their own home. It is to give kittens a chance of survival by offering care to ensure nutritional needs are met and they have an environment that is safe & stress free to rest in, recover, nurture & grow.  From here they are placed with one of our trusted networks for the adoption process.   We prepare them for their big stage performance in an adoption environment.   We keep them safe.    The Mums may be with them or sadly sometimes they are not.  Taking young kittens in to our care means they will get a strong chance to survive and to grow as nature intended.  Their needs are many and without good nutrition and safe practices their very fragile little lives are at risk.    We also can help with support for nursing mums at home who sign up for this program.    

 

WE ARE NOW A REGISTERED CHARITY !   We have some exciting things coming very soon so keep checking in on us and watch our social media pages.   

There are not many easy answers or easy implemented plans on improving animal welfare in our community but this program is certainly A KEY  place to start.   Desexing saves lives in more ways than you can likely imagine.  

 

www.geelonganimalrescue.org.au

www.gaws.org.au

Special Thanks

  • To the all who support us a huge thank you to you  & also the public for continued help when we ask for it.   

  • To Dr Jon O'Connor, Nurse Sharon, Nurse Cassie,  Nurse Lucy, Nurse Casey & the amazing veterinary team at Aberdeen Veterinary Clinic for believing in this cat kindness initiative as much as we do. 

  • A huge amount of respect & thanks to everyone working tirelessly in this very emotional area of animal rescue &  welfare across our  district.     Until you have worked in this area you never really fully understand.     Our determination to improve lives for animals comes from the inspiration these people have given & share.   I am so grateful for a brilliant network of incredible people at Geelong Animal Rescue,  Geelong Animal Welfare & Sunny Days Rescue & Rehab  who have been a huge inspiration &  support to this program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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KITTEN SEASON STRESS IS VERY REAL

  • THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES IS TO MAKE SURE YOUR CAT IS DESEXED.       

  • SUBMIT A DESEXING FORM OR KITTEN CLUB FORM 

  • IF YOUR CAT IS NURSING  KITTENS OR ARE EXPECTING KITTENS YOU NEED OUR KITTEN CLUB PRORGRAM.  THIS SEES ALL THE KITTENS ON A SAFE  PATH TO NEW HOMES & THEIR MOTHER CARED FOR & DESEXED FOR FREE.        

MEET OUR SUPPORT CREW

Aberdeen Veterinary  my super star team ! 

174 Aberdeen Street, Geelong West 3218

Armstrong Creek Veterinary  thanks for joining us ! 

74 Carter Road, Armstrong Creek  3217

Special thanks to GAR - Geelong Animal Rescue  & Moon Paw for their support & helping us offer  MORE ASSISTANCE  to cats of breeding age in low income homes or cats at risk in the

City of Greater Geelong.  

HOW TO GET YOUR CAT ON OUR LIST

  • Follow us on instagram or facebook.

  • Fill out the appropriate form, either desexing or kitten club  

  • OR Email us at info@projectmeow.com.au using DESEX ASSISTANCE in the subject line & include your  cats age & name & we will send you a form within a day or so.

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OUR DESEXING PROGRAM

OUR SIMPLE CRITERIA

  • You must live within the City of Greater Geelong

  • You will need to provide photo I.D with your address.

  • We may ask for your CRN number, pension card, you must be out of work or experiencing real hardship. 

  • you do need to fill out the online form - see button below 

  • You MUST be the owner of the cat.

  • The cat must be of breeding age.   

Microchipping is available at a cost of $40 .

 A MICROCHIP GIVES YOUR CAT A VOICE.

Vaccination & microchip discounts are offered to be done at the cats  desexing appointment

DESEXING obviously prevents unnecessary litters of kittens BUT it also has HUGE BENEFITS for the health of the cat. 

  • Ovarian & testicular cancer risks are greatly reduced or eliminated. 

  • Behavior, straying habits improve.

  • The well being of the cat improves greatly when the stress of the need to breed fades away.   

  • ON TOP OF ALL THIS IT TAKES A HUGE LOAD OFF OUR ANIMAL WELFARE SYSTEMS.   

 

 

DESEXING IS RESPONSIBLE & KIND

THE INEVITABLE IS PREVENTABLE

KITTEN CLUB PROGRAM

WOULD YOU LIKE A SAFE PATH FOR YOUR KITTENS THAT INCLUDES DESEXING THEIR MOTHER? 

FREE DESEXING FOR THE MOTHER CAT 

This program sees ALL  of the kittens are taken into care within our trusted network.   

FILL OUT THE FORM IF YOUR CAT IS NURSING KITTENS OR EXPECTING KITTENS !   

  • WE CAN OFFER YOU LOTS OF SUPPORT WITH THEM & THEIR MUM WHILE SHE NURSES THEM.  TALK TO US ABOUT OUR RESPITE & TRANSITIONAL CARE FOR MUMS N BUBS.

  • GIVE US the ENTIRE LITTER. 

  • We desex the Muma cat for FREE.

  • The kittens are adopted out responsibly VIA one of our 100% trusted organizations.

  • Project Meow does not get involved in adoptions because we have 100% faith in the systems of  the organizations we rely on to care for them & see them through.

  • AN ADOPTION FEE IS A SMART COST EFFECTIVE  HEALTH CARE PLAN FOR THE KITTENS!

  • PLEASE NEVER  GIVE ANY KITTENS AWAY.   

  • WE WILL COME AND PICK THEM UP.

ADOPTION FEES vs Vet FEES

DEPENDING ON THE ORGANISATION ADOPTION FEES CAN  VARY FROM $200 - $300 

 AN ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES

  • A vet check

  • Vaccinations 

  • Desexing

  • Microchip

  • Flea & worm treatment

Your free kitten or purchased kitten with no essential vet work done will be expensive. 

The VET FEES for the essential requirements above could reach $500 - $700 

Vet Clinics will vary.

NOTHING BEATS AN ADOPTION FEE

FREE KITTENS are the ones most at risk of never getting their vet work completed or desexed.  

All kittens are so vulnerable to disease & viruses without protection of vaccinations.   

Did you know Kittens & Cats are indiscriminate breeders?

THEY WILL BREED WITH "ANY" CAT INCLUDING FAMILY & SIBBLINGS FROM JUST 4 MONTHS OLD.    

 

GIVING KITTENS AWAY IS NOT THE SOLUTION .
Our Kitten Club Program is your easy answer
& the safest pathway for your kittens. 
IT IS THE HAPPY EVER AFTER WE ALL WANT.

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If you prefer to chat give us a call. 

Sit tight we will be in touch soon !