Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Supercharges Spay It Forward's Mission with $50,000 Grant!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the top amount possible with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's annual animal welfare grant. Their generous award of $50,000 is taking Spay It Forward to the next level, empowering us to make an even greater impact on pet welfare.

This substantial funding is dedicated to our cause of desexing and microchipping pets for vulnerable families holding concession cards, ensuring that no pet is left behind. The Department's support is also enabling us to expand our program to include canine vaccines for our rural hospitals. Together, we are taking a bold step towards eradicating Canine Parvovirus in Western Australia.

A sincere and profound thank you to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development for recognizing the importance of our mission and standing beside us in our commitment to creating healthier, happier communities. With this grant, we are poised to make a lasting difference in the lives of pets and their families across WA.

Our Pilot Parvo Eradication Program is subsidising vaccinations in rural WA!

Why vaccinate your dog against Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is the most deadly virus affecting dogs in Australia. It kills one dog around the country approximately every 20 minutes, and half of all dogs that contract the virus will die. 

The main symptoms of parvo are severe vomiting and diarrhea which lead to dehydration, immune system suppression and internal bleeding. Most affected are puppies, and most puppies die within 24 hours of contracting the disease. 

Once the disease is in a community it's a danger to all dogs who live there. The virus can live in the environment for up to 1 year, it can be transported on people's shoes and it can be carried house to house infecting dogs that never leave the property, and outbreaks of parvo can occur at any time - it does not matter if it's winter or summer. 

In 2018, the average cost for treatment for parvo in WA was $2,500, and you can imagine that to be much more now in 2024.  

Canine parvovirus is almost 100% preventable with a vaccination, so please apply to our program to access financial asistance to get your pet to the vet to be jabbed and protected. 

How do I apply for help to get my dog vaccinated? 

We have an easy, online application for you to complete!

We are targeting rural areas in WA were parvo occurs most frequently, so vaccinations are only available at the following locations and while supplies last: 

  1. Pets + Vets - Collie 
  2. Pets + Vets - Harvey
  3. Pets + Vets - Narrogin
  4. Sanford Veterinary Clinic - Geraldton

Our application can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SIFVacc/

Please don't hestitate to contact us if you have any questions.


For application questions, community partnerships, donor inquiries, or any other inquiries, please email spay@wapetproject.com.au, or phone 0420451987.