Calls for Albury to tackle stray cat problem with free desexing

A North East animal rescue is calling for Albury council to be proactive and provide free desexing to tackle the ‘huge’ stray cat problem.

Lea Ash of Dunroamin Pet Rescue said every year pounds were inundated with cats and kittens and rescues could not take them all. 

“It’s an awful feeling, they don’t deserve it,” she said.

Ms Ash has started a donation-funded program, where she takes Albury pet cats to Walwa for cheap desexing and returns them to their families. 

Ms Ash said the program would save council in the long run because they won’t have to deal with stray cats.

Council partnered with RSPCA to provide pensioners and health care card holders free microchipping, registration and heavily subsidised desexing, but said there was no scope to expand this further.

Ms Ash said the program runs on donations and people could find out more on the Dunroamin Facebook page.