Croydon Council dog warden service works in close partnership with Dogs Trust to help promote responsible dog ownership. We recently ran a Christmas bull breed project, which was very successful and our latest project is our ‘£35 Neutering’ initiative, which runs throughout the whole of 2017.
The idea is that we have 50 low cost neutering vouchers for selected breeds, allowing owners who are on benefits or a low income and living in a Croydon postcode to get their dog neutered for just £35 at any one of our participating vets. The procedure normally costs between £200- £500 depending on the size of the dog so this is a huge saving and will hopefully encourage owners to go ahead.
There is a UK wide overpopulation of unwanted dogs and although this is due to a large number of unscrupulous backyard breeders, there are also many owners who would like to have their dog neutered but simply cannot afford it, which leads to accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts and unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs and dangerous dogs so I hope this initiative will help curb these problems.