Dog toughs it out in de­sex­ing

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

COWBOYS player An­to­nio Win­ter­stein’s dog may be de­sexed, but he is still tough enough to guard the fam­ily home.

Mr Win­ter­stein and wife Brooke are try­ing to dis­pel the myth that de­sex­ing male dogs makes them wimpy, as part of the RSPCA’s Op­er­a­tion Wanted. The aim is to in­crease the num­ber of an­i­mals be­ing de­sexed and re­duce the amount of un­wanted pets.

Un­til Au­gust 31, par­tic­i­pat­ing vets are of­fer­ing 20 per cent off de­sex­ing cats and dogs.

Mr Win­ter­stein said de­sex­ing also in­creased your dog’s life ex­pectancy.

“Af­ter find­ing out all the facts in­volved, I re­alised de­sex­ing is best,” he said.

“I love my dog and want him in our fam­ily for as long as pos­si­ble. He still pro­tects our home and my fam­ily, so he’s def­i­nitely still as tough as they come.”

For more in­for­ma­tion go to oper­a­tionwanted. com. au

ON GUARD: An­to­nio Win­ter­stein with daugh­ter Har­lan, 2, and dog Sole.

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