Partnership with RSPCA WA builds on City’s success

Partnership with RSPCA WA builds on City’s success

The success of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s quarterly health visits to remote aboriginal community Mulga Queen - located more than six hours from Kalgoorlie - has grown following its partnership with RSPCA WA.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Aboriginal Liaison Health Worker, Kenan Bender, recently teamed up with Fiona Brown, RSPCA WA Inspector in Kalgoorlie, to visit the community, which resulted in not only health checks for community members, but also health checks on the community’s dogs.

As a result the majority of the community’s dogs were administered flea treatment and worming tablets, and a number of female dogs were injected with a contraception drug. Six dogs were entrusted into the care of RSPCA WA in Kalgoorlie for rehoming.

Fiona Brown, RSPCA WA Inspector in Kalgoorlie, said the remote community visit was a win-win for both the health of the local people and the community’s dogs.

“Securing this new partnership with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has been a fantastic outcome for the small RSPCA WA team here in Kalgoorlie,” Inspector Brown said.

“This visit is a first for RSPCA WA in Kalgoorlie and it is fantastic to be able to build on the work already being done in the community by the City; the visit enabled us to take possession of six dogs, including one which was pregnant, and these dogs are being transitioned into care and will ultimately be found new homes.

“This kind of collaboration is vital to RSPCA WA’s growing operations in Kalgoorlie and we’re extremely grateful to the team at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for helping us to help these animals, at the same time as they were helping individuals within the community.”

RSPCA WA relies on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to sustain its animal protection work, as only six percent is covered by a grant from the State Government.