Rockingham Animal Welfare Move

Rockingham Animal Welfare Move

THE Animal Welfare Op Shop in Rockingham has moved to bigger premises in Port Kennedy.

With the aim to support both animals and people, it offers free de-sexing and micro-chipping of cats and micro-chipping of dogs for anyone on a pension, who has a disability or concession card and lives in the Rockingham, Kwinana and Mandurah areas.

Store manager Jo Jackson said they could also help those wishing to surrender animals that had litters under 10 weeks of age by offering them free de-sexing and micro-chipping.

The store is part of the Armadale Community Animal Rescue Group, a registered not-for-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to saving lost, stray, abandoned and surrendered animals.

Euthanasia is a last resort and only after advice from a veterinarian practitioner.

“We encourage responsible pet ownership and all money from the shop goes directly to supporting the running of our shelter at 251 Railway Avenue in Armadale,” she said.

“We always need volunteers and new foster carers and people can ask about it at the new store.”

Donated goods of clean clothing and other items such as furniture, books and bric-a-brac are welcome.

The store would like to remind the community that the new cat laws in WA require all cats that have reached six months of age to be micro-chipped, sterilised and registered with the local council.

Likewise, new dog laws require dogs to be micro-chipped and registered with your local council if they are over three months of age.

The op shop will be closed Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22).

The store has retained its former Rockingham phone number of 9527 2205 or email acarg@iinet.net.|au for more information about its services.