Community Action Day

RSPCA WA Community Action Days are free events that help local communities who may be struggling with basic pet requirements and provides the opportunity for them to get together 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, Geraldton and as far north as Broome! 

Through these events, we aim to show people how to be a responsible pet owner 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):

  • Pet food for families in financial need,

  • Flea, worming and tick medication for dogs and cats,

  • Free dog microchipping (*not available for litters or breeders) while stocks last

  • Veterinary health checks for dogs, 

  • Pamphlets explaining responsible pet ownership,

  • Stickers and various other giveaways.


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.

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.

 


Community Action Day Dates for 2019

Plans are well underway for Community Action Days throughout 2019. These events are held in areas where there are real animal welfare concerns, where animal cruelty reports are increasing, or where a need is identified to help people who may be experiencing financial hardship to look after their pets.

Dates will finalised early in 2019.

  • January/February - regional (TBC)

  • 27 February - Balga

  • 2 April - Armadale

  • 23 May - Mandurah

  • July - regional (TBC)

  • 22 August - Swan View

  • 18 September - Clarkson

  • 15 October - Rockingham

 

 

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We would like to thank South Metropolitan TAFE for providing free veterinary consultations and advice at each Community Action Day.