Australia’s largest Cat Desexing Program to combat overpopulation

Following the launch of RSPCA and AWL’s Cat Management Plan for South Australia, cat overpopulation remains a huge challenge in SA. 

Uncontrolled breeding of cats in urban areas puts cats at risk of injury and illness, while threatening native wildlife and causing nuisance issues for humans. Worst of all – uncontrolled cat breeding leads to far too many unwanted litters being abandoned.

The most effective way to address these issues is through targeted community desexing programs.

For the first time, RSPCA South Australia and Onkaparinga Council are working together to implement a targeted free cat desexing program – the largest of its kind ever in Australia – available to all residents of the Onkaparinga District. 

We believe that this program, with the aim to desex 2,000 cats and kittens over the course of two years, will significantly reduce the number of homeless and unwanted felines in South Australia.

Have questions?

We’ve created a detailed ‘frequently asked questions’ document to help you understand more about the program.

Read our Cat Plan

This program is a monumental step in achieving the objectives in our Cat Management Plan for South Australia.

Contact your council

Live outside Onkaparinga? Would you like your council to be involved in a similar initiative? Let them know.

Learn about desexing

What is desexing, and how can it solve overpopulation problems? Is it safe? Read our guide to find out.