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Snip ‘n’ Chip campaigns are designed to educate and promote responsible companion animal ownership by encouraging owners to get their animals desexed and microchipped, and develop positive relationships with their local veterinary clinics.

Many cat owners appreciate the benefits of responsible cat ownership such as desexing and microchipping, and to a lesser extent keeping their cats at home.  However, there are gaps in responsible cat ownership resulting in cat overpopulation that negatively impacts our urban, rural and wild communites.

There are approximately 1.2 million companion cats in 41% of households across Aotearoa New Zealand, but only: 

  • 88% of owners desex their cats (a downward trend from previous reports)
  • 49% microchip their cats
  • 11% keep their cats at home

For more information on SPCA's mandatory desexing advocacy, click here.

If financially supporting a desexing campaign is not an immediate option, SPCA can support local Councils with their communication and information around responsible pet ownership.

Councils who have supported Snip ‘n’ Chip:

  • Auckland Council
  • Grey District Council
  • Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
  • Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board
  • Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
  • Puketāpapa Local Board
  • Rodney Local Board
  • Waitaki District Council
  • Whangarei District Council

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