RSPCA WA offer Geraldton pet owners free medical treatment, advice and pet food during community action day

Jessica MoroneyMidwest Times
Community Action Day - Puppies are welcome to attend provided they are fully vaccinated
Camera IconCommunity Action Day - Puppies are welcome to attend provided they are fully vaccinated Credit: RSPCA WA

Pet owners in need will have the opportunity to receive free medical advice, health checks and supplies this Friday when the RSPCA visits for Community Action Day, helping to curb cruelty reports.

On Friday at the Queen Elizabeth II Community Centre, RSPCA WA will be offering free health checks and microchipping for dogs and puppies. There will also be parasite treatments and pet food available for pooches from 9am-12pm.

RSPCA Mid West inspector Paul Acton said top animal welfare concerns in the region included lack of food, abandonment and failure to seek vet care and financial stress could be a contributing factor.

“Neglect is far more common than intentional cruelty towards animals,” he said.

“This Community Action Day event is a great chance to have your dog checked over if you have any worries or haven’t been to the vet recently.”

Mr Acton said he urged pet owners to take advantage of the free support with cost-of-living pressures having an impact.

Vet staff and students from Geraldton and Perth metro TAFE will undertake medical checks.

The RSPCA WA Community Action Day aims to reduce the high number of cruelty reports in the district with the City of Greater Geraldton ranked the second worst regional hotspot for animal cruelty in 2021-22.

Due to welfare concerns, cats are not able to attend, however cat advice and information will be available.

Social dogs and puppies are welcome at the event on a leash and free dog microchipping is not available for litters or breeders.

Pet owners can register to attend at www.rspcawa.org.au/.

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