Fiji’s only two animal welfare organizations, Animals Fiji (operated by the West Charity Trust Society—Fiji charity registration #889) and SPCA Fiji (Fiji charity Registration #18), are using World Spay Day on the 26th of February to promote desexing (also known as spaying / neutering) in companion animals throughout Fiji.
On Thursday, 26 February there will be three clinics offering desexing (spaying & neutering) within Fiji.
- Animals Fiji Nadi Clinic located in Namaka, Nadi – contactable on 670-1012 or 993-6647
- Animals Fiji Savusavu Clinic located in the Savusavu Marina building – contactable on 998-6250
- SPCA Fiji located in Walu Bay, Suva – contactable on 330-1266 or 992-2634
Spaying and neutering makes a big difference in controlling stray and roaming animals. Just one female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!
Cats and dogs are homeless everywhere: in every community, in every state/province, in every country. There are so many homeless cats and dogs; animal protection organizations and shelters, like Animals Fiji and SPCA Fiji, simply don’t have the space or resources to provide care or find homes for them all.
Communities spend thousands of taxpayer dollars each year coping with problems that a failure to spay and neuter causes. The one-time cost of spaying or neutering is far lower than the expense involved in rounding up strays, feeding and housing abandoned animals, and euthanizing those for whom homes can’t be found.
Desexed animals live longer, happier lives. Spaying eliminates the stress and discomfort that females endure during heat periods—including attracting male callers to your gate, eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight—making them better guard dogs, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Desexed animals are less likely to contract deadly, contagious diseases, such as TVT (transmissible venereal tumour), that are spread through bodily fluids.
Desexing the dogs and cats of Fiji will improve the health of the animals and in turn the health of the human in that community. Assisting Fiji to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment—One-Health.