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Community Action Day
Due to novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, Community Action Days have been cancelled until further notice. If you are experiencing financial hardship and finding it difficult to care for your pets, please contact the RSPCA on 1300 278 358.
RSPCA WA Community Action Days are free events designed to help local communities who may be struggling to look after their pets. The events provide the opportunity to meet with RSPCA Inspectors, RSPCA dog trainers, local rangers, South Metropolitan TAFE vet staff and often other rescue organisations.
These events are held regularly at metropolitan parks and reserves, as well as regional locations like Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, Geraldton and as far north as Broome!
Through these events, we aim to help people to understand the requirements of their pets and that includes providing information about common problems like fleas, worms, ticks, fly bitten ears, mange, shelter, food and water. We often work with rangers to explain pet registrations and local council laws, and there are vets available to give free advice for pets and free check-ups for dogs.
We offer (while stocks last):
- Free health checks for dogs
- Free flea, worming and tick medication for dogs and cats, thanks to Advocate
- Free chain exchange - swap your choker collar for a human flat collar, thanks to Rogz
- Free dog microchipping (*not available for litters or breeders)
- Free pet food for families in financial need,
- Free nail-clipping for dogs
- Educational information about pet care and responsible pet ownership
- Dog training advice
- Stickers and various other giveaways.
- Free sausage sizzle (not available at all locations).
We encourage members of the public to join us with their dogs however due to welfare concerns, cats and unvaccinated puppies are not able to attend.
See photos here from the Community Action Day in Swan View on 22 August, 2019.
Community Action Days - Making a Difference for Pets (and People) in Need
Thank you to everyone who made Community Action Days so successful in 2018. The outcomes of Community Action Days in 2018 include:
1,400 – 1,500 people attend to find out more about responsible pet care and animal welfare
Over 500 dogs and puppies received medical checks
Over 150 further consultations and surgeries were referred to our vet partners
Over 220 dogs and puppies were micro-chipped for free
Almost 50 dogs had their choke chains replaced with flat collars
This has lead to a reduced number of cruelty reports lodged in areas where CAD events were held; and
A reduced number of direction notices and prosecutions by Inspectors in these areas.
We would like to thank South Metropolitan TAFE for providing free veterinary consultations and advice at each Community Action Day.
We'd like to also thank Bayer for providing free Advocate tick, flea and worm treatments for dogs and cats at each Community Action Day.
Thanks to our friends at Time Pet for providing Rogz flat woven collars to offer in our Chain Exchange - swap your free choker chain collar, which can cause pain and injury, for a sturdy, attractive Rogz collar.