RSPCA Community Action Day a chance for Balga pet owners to brush up on pet care

RSPCA WA community outreach co-ordinator Nat Foster.
RSPCA WA community outreach co-ordinator Nat Foster.

BALGA pet owners can take part in free vet checks and receive training advice at the RSPCA’s Community Action Day, in light of regular call-outs for inspector attendance.

The event, which aims to improve standards of animal welfare, will also feature free microchipping, dog food, worm and flea treatment.

Owners can exchange choke chains for a free flat collar and lead, as part of the Chain Exchange initiative.

Community outreach co-ordinator Nat Foster said there was a need for some animal welfare support in Balga.

“We also know that many people are struggling financially at the moment; and unfortunately, when times are tough, it’s often pets who feel the pinch too,” she said.

“Our Community Action Days aim to ease the burden for pet owners, by providing practical support to help with the costs of 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 educate the local community about broader welfare issues concerning their pets.”

The event will be held at Princess Wallington Reserve on February 15 from 12.30pm to 3pm.