RSPCA to hold action day in Armadale

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THE RSPCA will be holding a community action day in Armadale on April 2.

The event is aimed at pet owners who might be experiencing financial difficulty, with microchipping, dog and cat food and flea tick and worm treatments all available free of charge.

There will also be free vet checks on offer for local dog owners, with RSPCA inspectors and trainers and city of Armadale rangers also available to answer questions.

Armadale was chosen as the location as it recorded the highest number of animal cruelty complaints in the Perth metropolitan area in 2017 with 107 reports, up 5 per cent on 2016.

In 2018 Armadale’s cruelty complaints dropped to 78.

RSPCA WA chief executive Iain Torrance said the free event was typically held in areas where there were a number of animal welfare concerns.

“Armadale regularly records a high volume of cruelty complaints, and we know that financial stress can be a contributing factor,” he said.

“Our Community Action Days aim to ease the burden for pet owners by providing practical support and guidance in responsible pet ownership.

“The free services available at the event will immediately improve the wellbeing of pets who come along on the day; while giving us the opportunity to talk to the local community about broader welfare issues concerning their pets.

“I encourage anyone who is struggling to afford the basics, or whose pet hasn’t been to the vet in a while, to come along.

“There’s no judgement, RSPCA WA and our partner organisations are just here to help owners to help their animals.”

The event is at Armadale Arena on April 2 from 12.30pm to 3pm.