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Cats get the snip in predator-free capital

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/10/2016
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Backing its ambitious plans to become the world's first predator-free capital city, Wellington City Council has revealed a programme to desex and microchip 1000 cats by December.

And a service that usually costs up to $145 will be available for just $9 thank to a bequest to the SPCA specifically made for desexing awareness and campaigning.

In August the council unanimously voted that all domestic cats aged over 12 weeks must be microchipped and registered by early next year as a means of tackling the city's oversupply of felines.

The programme announcement comes a week after Wellington was revealed to be leading the way towards a predator-free New Zealand.

While the country is aiming towards being predator-free by 2050, Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown wants Wellington to become the world's first predator-free capital city.

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