Free check-ups, food from the RSPCA

Free check-ups, food from the RSPCA

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RSPCA WA will be on hand in Kelmscott for the Community Action Day.

Help is on the way for local pet owners struggling to make ends meet.

RSPCA WA will hold a Community Action Day in Kelmscott next week with free food and flea/tick treatments for cats and dogs, and free check-ups and microchipping for pooches.

RSPCA WA spokesperson Hannah Dreaver said Armadale is an area of concern during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, pointing to its continuous ranking as one of the cruellest cities in the state.

“A lack of food or vet care are top concerns for pets in the area,” she said.

“It’s hoped this support will ease some pressures on family budgets and help stop small health problems for pets becoming big and expensive ones.”

The event is on between 1 and 3pm at Frye Park Pavilion next Thursday, August 3, and pet owners can register their attendance online at rspcawa.org.au/events

Vaccinated and socialised dogs and pups are welcome to attend on leash, but cats will need to stay home.

Trained vet staff and TAFE and university students will help with health checks, and RSPCA inspectors and dog trainers will be ready to answer any questions.

“We want to keep much-loved pets together with their owners wherever possible. If you could benefit from a little help with your animals, please come along and take advantage of this free support,” Ms Dreaver said.