Thursday, October 24, 2013

CAWS kicks off in Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo

 RSPCA NSW and Lachlan Shire Council will again be offering reduced-rate veterinary services to pensioners and lower income earners as part of RSPCA NSW’s Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS). The program will be available to eligible residents between 29 – 31 October.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have had the ongoing support of Lachlan Shire Council,” said Dr Ann-Margret Withers, RSPCA NSW Programs Veterinarian. “This contact with the local community continues to build a culture of care and responsible pet ownership in Condoblin and Lake Cargellico regions and make a difference to people with living with animals in regional communities.” 

CAWS also advocates increasing awareness amongst community members and school-aged children about responsible pet ownership, animal welfare, humane treatment of animals and safety concepts around animals such as bite prevention.

“This program enables many residents of the district to have their pets desexed, vaccinated (dogs only) and microchipped at a very reduced price. This helps to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens that are seen in the shire,” Dr Withers said.

To book in to see the RSPCA vets, call Willy Cunningham on 0427 952 547.

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