On December 7th, the RSPCA will hold a vaccination and microchipping day at Griffith Showgrounds, the first time any such event has ever been held in the community.
The event is open to eligible dog and cat owners who reside in the Griffith Local Government Area and hold a pension or healthcare card or be on Jobseeker.
Pets will receive a free vet check, with the owner being advised of any medical issues their pet may have.
Free vaccination is also included.
Friends of Griffith Pound President Virginia Tropeano said this was an 'excellent opportunity' for eligible pet owners to take advantage of.
"This event is a great way for pet owners to protect their dogs and cats from common diseases that are prevalent in our community like parvo and cat flu, which are just devastating," Mrs Tropeano said.
"We just want people to know this event is happening and encourage them to take advantage of it."
Microchipping is essential to ensuring lost pets can be reunited with their owners and is also now mandatory in NSW.
Free microchipping for cats will only be available with the booked appointments, however Griffith City Council will be offering all Griffith Local Government Residents free microchipping for their dogs on the day with no appointment necessary.
If you would like to bring your dog or cat in for desexing or microchipping please make an appointment by calling 0429 080 132.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated to access service based on NSW Health Regulations.
To be eligible to enroll up to two animals per her household for this program you must:
- Live in the Griffith Local Government Area (proof required)
- Be a pensioner, concession card holder or on Jobseeker (proof required)
- Be 18 years or older
Breeders are not eligible for service and litters are only to be accepted under certain circumstances.
On the day, dogs must be on leads and cats must be in carriers.
REMEMBER - BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
Further information is available on the Friends of Griffith Pound Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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