Education is key to ending animal cruelty, says RSPCA WA

Education is key to ending animal cruelty, says RSPCA WA

A new partnership between RSPCA WA and the Salvation Army will result in a Community Action Day taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 23 September) to help homeless people and their pets.

Set to take place at Weld Square in Northbridge, the event will see free vet consultations, health advice and free pet food on offer for people who are having trouble making ends meet.

RSPCA WA CEO David van Ooran said the event was about educating people on how to look after their pet on a limited budget.

"RSPCA WA Inspectors will be available to give people hands on advice on a range of topics, as well as offer pet owners free food and health treatments if they need it," he says.

"RSPCA WA is committed to education in the community and we're particularly focused on helping people to understand how to best look after their pets.

"We believe community education is the key to the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, which is why we're planning to roll out many more education events like this in the coming months."

The event is set to take place from 12.30-2.30pm on Wednesday 23 September at Weld Square, Cnr Newcastle and Beaufort Streets, Northbridge. Free flea and worming treatment will also be available to participants on the day.

RSPCA WA needs to generate more than 90% per cent of its operating expenses, as only 6 per cent is covered by a grant from the State Government.