ARMADALE’s two and four-legged residents have been invited to join the RSPCA at Minnawarra Park on Wednesday for a Community Action Day.
From 3pm to 5pm there will be free vet checks plus flea and worming treatments, dog training advice, giveaways and a free sausage sizzle for hungry humans.
The RSPCA is also offering brand new collars and leads in exchange for old choke chains or prong collars.
Many owners are unaware that, while they might make a dog look butch, a choke chain is designed to cause pain, discomfort and fear.
This can lead to dogs developing neck and spinal injuries, anxiety and unwanted aggression.
Unfortunately, Armadale has had around 230 calls reporting animal cruelty so far this year.
In response, a RSPCA animal welfare expert will be on hand to give advice and hear people’s concerns one-on-one.
For more information visit www.rspcawa.asn.au.