Clarkson: third of dogs at RSPCA community action day booked in for follow-up with vet

Rachael Dean with her dog Kenny. Picture: Marie Nirme
Beth Fitzgerald and Zane Lamb with their dogs Eve and Muscles. Picture: Marie Nirme
Will Smith with his American Akita, Remedy. Picture: Marie Nirme
 Megan Hards brought her dog Vandal along to be checked by vet Dr Nadia Marchini (left) and vet nurse Jacqueline Bright. Picture: Marie Nirme
Bert is having his nails done. Picture: Marie Nirme
Allyson McGarry brought her dog Charlie along to be checked by vet nurses Camila Portilho and Lindsay Abbott. Picture: Marie Nirme
Rachael Dean with her dog Kenny. Picture: Marie Nirme Beth Fitzgerald and Zane Lamb with their dogs Eve and Muscles. Picture: Marie Nirme Will Smith with his American Akita, Remedy. Picture: Marie Nirme Megan Hards brought her dog Vandal along to be checked by vet Dr Nadia Marchini (left) and vet nurse Jacqueline Bright. Picture: Marie Nirme Bert is having his nails done. Picture: Marie Nirme Allyson McGarry brought her dog Charlie along to be checked by vet nurses Camila Portilho and Lindsay Abbott. Picture: Marie Nirme

ABOUT a third of the dogs that attended the RSPCA’s community action day in Clarkson were booked in for follow-up surgery or consultations.

About 150 people attended the August 24 event at Anthony Waring Park, where 60 dogs and puppies received free health checks.

RSPCA WA community outreach co-ordinator Nat Foster said about 20-25 of those pet were booked into South Metro Tade for surgery or consultations.

They also did microchips on 18 dogs and puppies and gave worm and flea treatments to cats, which are generally not allowed at action days.

Dog trainers at the event offered discounts to people wanting dog training, which is now done at the park.

RSPCA held the event in Clarkson after identifying it as an area in need of animal welfare education.

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