Free Pet Supplies and Advice for Rockingham Residents in Need
On Tuesday, 15 October, RSPCA WA will be at the Live Life for Less Expo in Rockingham, offering support for local residents who might be finding it hard to make ends meet and take care of their pets.
The free Expo, supported by City of Rockingham, is being held for Anti-Poverty Week, which aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship in Australia and around the world.
Event: Live Life for Less Expo
Date: Tuesday, 15 October
Time: 10am to 1pm
Address: Rockingham Salvation Army, Corner Willmott Drive and Read Street, Cooloongup
Pet owners who attend RSPCA WA’s stall on the day will be able to discuss any concerns they might have for their pets. Referrals for discounted vet treatment though South Metropolitan TAFE will be provided where possible.
Dog and cat food, and Bayer parasite treatments will be available free of charge, and the team will also be offering free micro-chipping if needed (excluding litters and breeders).
People are welcome to bring their dogs along to the event (dogs must be socialised, vaccinated and on a leash at all times). Due to welfare concerns, cats are not able to attend.
Dog owners are encouraged to exchange their choke chain or prong collar for a free humane Rogz flat collar on the day. RSPCA WA Inspectors and an RSPCA WA Dog Trainer will be available to answer questions on the day.
RSPCA WA Senior Inspector Kylie Green:
“The free services available at this event will immediately improve the wellbeing of pets who come along on the day; while giving us the opportunity to talk to the local community about broader welfare issues concerning their pets.
“I encourage anyone who is struggling to afford the basics, or whose pet hasn’t been to the vet in a while, to come along.
“There’s no judgement – RSPCA WA wants to help pet owners understand and meet their pet’s needs, and provide the best care possible for them.”