Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Ryde Local Court


A Ryde local man appeared in court on Friday 24 May, and pleaded guilty to five charges of animal cruelty relating to a male German Shepherd. A choker-chain around the dog’s neck had become so tight that it had cut into his flesh, causing the tissue to rot and become infested with maggots.

On Friday 27 April, 2012 a male black German Shepherd was brought into the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona as an injured stray.

The dog was in very poor body condition. He was emaciated, with his spine, ribs and hip bones extremely prominent to feel. A choker-chain was embedded in the top of his neck, which then went under his left armpit. There was a very strong smell of rotting flesh, and the area was clearly infected.

Both of the dogs ears were red and bloodied and had been chewed down to half their normal size by flybite. The dog also had large pressure sores on both his elbows and his nails were worn down with sores between the pads on his feet.

Microchip information detailed the owner of the dog. The owner confirmed this during an interview with RSPCA Inspectors Saturday 28 April, 2012.

The man pleaded guilty to five charges of animal cruelty and was fined $6,000 and ordered to pay $777.58 in vet/boarding fees. He was placed on an 18 month Good Behaviour Bond and prohibited from owning animals for 10 years.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Bangles, Female, Domestic Short Hair Crossbreed


Heya! I'm Bangles the black and white wonder cat!

I came into the shelter after I got lost and nobody came to claim me. I hung out at the shelter for a while, then at one Petbarn for a few weeks and now another Petbarn at Wetherill Park. I don't know why no one has adopted me yet; I always make sure to show them how good I am at playing.

In fact, I am a master at playing! I run around, swat the toys, hide around the scratching post and then come charging back out again. It's so much fun! I'm really hoping my new family has plenty of toys and loves to play. If my new family already has a cat, I'm hoping they like to play too, or at least like to watch me play.

If your family is fun, friendly and looking for a wonder cat, then come get me from the Petbarn at Wetherill Park. My address is: Unit 63, Greenway Supacentre, 1183-1187 The Horsley Drive Wethrill Park NSW, or call (02) 9756 6440.

Adoptions:

Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Public Holidays: 9.00am to 5.00pm

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Bangles a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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1 Foster Kitten Enter - 2 Foster Kitten Leave


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Caturday; Tibby, Female, Domestic Short Hair Crossbreed



Hiya! I'm Tibby the Tabby and it's so nice to meet you!

I'm a little bit older than the other cats here and only having one eye, well... I'm not exactly the most wanted cat on the block. I can promise I will give you lots of love; there are plenty of volunteers here at the shelter that can vouch for that!

As I'm not as nimble as I used to be, I don't really want to be an outside cat and would prefer the safety of indoors. I do need to get used to my surroundings, so if I am shy at first, it's nothing personal. I am a sucker for a head scratch though, so will smooch up if you are handing those out.

Come visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter, and hopefully we will fall in love and live happily ever after. My address is: 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, or call (02) 9770 7555.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Tibby a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, May 24, 2013

RSPCA NSW AND HUNTER VETS TARGET PARVOVIRUS GROUND-ZERO

RSPCA NSW, in conjunction with veterinary practice Pet Medical and veterinary pharmaceutical company Virbac, will next week launch an assault on the deadly parvovirus epidemic affecting regions of the Upper Hunter. The assault will take the form of a half-price vaccination drive at Pet Medical Hospitals in Scone, Muswellbrook and Denman* between 27 May and 1 June.

In NSW there have been 350 cases of canine parvovirus reported to the Virbac Disease Watchdog. Out of these, 101 cases of the deadly virus were within a 50km radius of the Pet Medical Muswellbrook Hospital, an area that includes Scone and Singleton. One third of all reported cases reported in NSW occur within a 100km radius of the Muswellbrook Clinic, an alarming statistic.

"Parvovirus is a viral infection that initially causes lethargy and loss of appetite, followed by vomiting, profuse bloody diarrhoea and dehydration," said RSPCA NSW Chief Veterinarian, Dr Magdoline Awad. "Early treatment can significantly increase the chance of survival.”

Dogs that are at greater risk of contracting parvovirus are young puppies and unvaccinated dogs.

Highly contagious, the virus can survive up to a year in the environment and favours hot, humid conditions. Parvovirus is a preventable disease and the best way to protect your puppy is through vaccination. The RSPCA recommends that puppies are restricted from public, outdoor areas until the entire series of puppy vaccinations is complete.

"With recent rainfall favouring activation of the virus, we urge anyone with an unvaccinated dog of any age to visit their local veterinary clinic and have their animals vaccinated against this deadly disease,” Awad concluded.

Half price vaccinations will be available to all Hunter residents at the below listed Pet Medical hospitals between 11am-2pm on 27 May to 1 June (no appointments necessary).
  • Pet Medical
    14 Aberdeen St, Muswellbrook  (02 6541 1555)
     
  • Pet Medical
    106 Liverpool St, Scone (02 6544 3201)
     
  • Pet medical
    25 Ogilvie St, Denman (02 6547 2222)
    *Open Monday, Thursday & Friday

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Fairfield Local Court



A local Greenfield Park man appeared in Fairfield Local Court and plead guilty to one charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment to a male American Staffordshire crossbreed dog. The dog had been lame for four days before initially presented for veterinary treatment. The owner ignored RSPCA instructions to treat the dog, resulting in its seizure.

On Tuesday 4 September 2012, the owner took his dog to a veterinary clinic in Abbotsbury after he noticed the dog had been lame for four days. The veterinarian recommended to Mr Korkes that radiographs be taken of the dog’s leg, however he opted to put the dog on pain relief and return to the vet the following day. On Friday 7 September 2012, the dog was admitted to the Abbotsbury Veterinary Hospital and an x-ray of his right hind leg revealed a fracture. The veterinarian recommended that the dog be referred to a specialist orthopaedic surgeon.

On Thursday 13 September 2012, the owner collected his dog from the hospital, was advised of the required treatment and stated that he would take the dog to another hospital for vet treatment. Follow-up with the other veterinary hospital revealed that the owner never attended with his dog. On Tuesday 25 September, RSPCA Inspectors attended the owners premises and sighted his dog, still lame and unable to place weight on his right hind leg. RSPCA Inspectors seized the dog for immediate treatment.

RSPCA veterinarians concluded that there was a failure to provide veterinary treatment for the fractured right femur for a period of fourteen days.  This failure resulted in unnecessary pain and suffering. If the fracture been addressed earlier, surgical reduction could have prevented permanent malformation.  Failure to do this resulted in a permanent deformity of the leg and as a result the dog had to be humanely euthanased.

The man plead guilty to one charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment. He was fined $600 and ordered to pay $864.24 in vet/boarding fees.

Friday Find-A-Friend; Oscar, Male, Maltese Crossbreed

 

Hurrroooooooooo! My name's Oscar and I would love to find my furever family.

I've been hanging out at the shelter, making friends with the other dogs and humans, but I kind of want to be a part of a loving family. I love attention and getting spoilt by the humans, and love when they let me cuddle on their laps.

I'm hoping my new family is crafty and makes me plenty of toys to play with to keep me entertained. I love searching for food and using my nose to sniff out my dinner. It's so much more entertaining then just munching on doggie noms in a bowl.

If you have a spot in your family for a furry friend for life, then you can find me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Oscar a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Tia, Female, Australian Terrier Cross



My name is Tia and I'm looking for snuggles... I mean love! No wait... snuggles and love!

I absolutely love cuddles and would love to find a lap I could keep warm. Although I can be kind of shy at first, once I am settled into a house, I come out of my shell. I do need a house that is a little quieter, as loud noises are kinda scary and make me jump.

I want someone that is going to spoil me a little bit, giving me a bath when I'm dirty and a brush every few days. Although I love spending time with the family, I hope I get outside time as well, as I love doing dog things like sniffing the grass and inspecting the fence.

If you want a cuddly lap warmer, then I am your girl! Come visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions: 

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed 
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm 
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here 
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Tia a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Caturday; Snow, Female, Domestic Short Hair Cross


In case you didn't know, Winter's Coming... and with it, brings a whole lot a snow. But probably none as cute as I! My name's Snow.

I'm only a little girl, but I already have plenty of stories to tell. I let all the staff know how my day is going, and then I show them my amazing skills. By amazing skills, I mean my ability to pounce on a ball, run away, stalk it and then pounce on it again.

I also have this warm fuzzy thing to give as well. No, it's not a hair ball, it's warm and fuzzy love. I love snuggling up into your lap after running around all day. Although you have to promise not to take photos of me sleeping, I end up in the craziest positions that I don't want ending up on YouTube.

Although it feels cold enough already, I still think you need more Snow in your life. Come visit me at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays 

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Snow a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Jessie, Female, Irish Wolfhound Crossbreed American Staffordshire Terrier


Oh hi there! My name's Jessie, and I'm really hoping you are my new family.

I've been at the shelter for a little bit, and as much as I love seeing my friends find families, I kind of want one of my very own. I'm a really lovely girl and would make the most amazing friend to you all.

I just love hanging out with the family and getting involved with all the activities of the day. My favourite time of the day is when we can go out for a walk, and sometimes a run if we are both up to it. I love meeting new people and getting pats. Oh I just can't wait to find a family.

If you want the most amazing lovely girl in the world, then look no further! I'm at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Jessie a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Mate, Male, Fox Terrier (Smooth) Crossbreed



Hey there! My name's Mate and I'm hoping there is a new family out there for me.

I loved my last owner lots and lots, but when they passed away I found myself without a home or a family to love. I'm hoping that some kind person out there will take me in and let me be a part of their family.

I love people and want nothing more than to spend my days amongst the action. I don't really like being a completely outside dog, as I love to make sure my family is nearby and safe. Would it be too much to ask for a daily walk and regular brush as well? I like to look my best.

If you need a little Mate, then I'm at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Mate a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Caturday; Nolan, Male, Domestic Short Hair Crossbreed


Hello! Hurro! Hiya! Hey! My name's Nolan and I love love love you! Too soon?

Sorry, I'm high on life and absolutely love everyone that I meet. I have a ton of love to give and make sure that as I'm dashing past I put in a quick head nudge or rub against the leg. Then I'm off to explore the world, and catch all the little balls of paper that dare to cross my path!

I love playing with toys and chasing after things. I really love a toy I can grab hold of and wrestle; picture the Hulk wrestling with the bad guy... yeah that's totally me! But don't worry, I'm not go go go all the time. When I've used up all my energy, I like nothing more than snuggling up next to you on the couch for a pat or three.

Come visit me for a play at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Nolan a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Monty, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Crossbreed



Mmmmm... Ba.... Mraa.... pfft... Sorry, I keep forgetting I can't talk with my mouth full of toys!

My name's Monty the Marvellous Staffie and I'm looking for a yard filled with toys and a home filled with love.

I absolutely love playing! I could spend hours running around the backyard playing with toys, playing tug-o-war with the humans and chasing after all the tennis balls you got! I get a little sad when my humans leave for the day, but if I get a big bone to munch on, I don't get as sad... wink wink.

I would really love to live with an active family that promise to talk me on daily walks. I love getting out and explore too; so if you're the adventuring type, then I'm your new best friend! Think of all the fun places we could explore!

If you need a furry four legged mate for life, then I'm your little lady. Come visit and take me home from the RSPCA Central Coast Shelter in Somersby; Lot 455 Reeves Road, Somersby, 2250, (02) 4372 2044

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Monty a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday, Tiny, Male, Maltese Cross


Hi there! My name's Tiny, but there is nothing tiny about my personality!

I'm looking for a family that has a place in their hearts for me. I love nothing more than morning cuddles and sitting on your lap while you read a book. I do have energy though, and would love a nightly walk around the neighbourhood to suss things out.

I'm the kind of guy that gets excited when you get home or when we have visitors. I know it's not very polite to jump up, so if we learn some manners together, I bet I will be greeting guests like a pro soon. I also love the other dogs here at the shelter, so if you have another fluffy fellow at home, I would love to meet them.

If you want a tiny friend for life, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Tiny a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Monday, May 6, 2013

Isolated Dolphin reunited with wild pod on NSW South Coast

Credit: Office of Environment & Heritage - NSW Government

On May 2, 2013, a team of marine mammal experts captured and relocated a lone dolphin that had been frequenting Sussex Inlet on the South Coast of NSW since September 2012, and soon after its release at Bendalong Beach, it was interacting with wild pods.

The dolphin separated from its pod and entered St Georges Basin in September, 2012. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) had been monitoring the animal for a number of months and hoped it would return to open waters and join a pod in the wild. Geoff Ross, the NPWS Marina Fauna Coordinator said the decision to move the dolphin had unanimous support from marine mammal experts. “We were increasingly concerned for public safety, as experience overseas has shown lone dolphins can inflict serious injuries, either through robust play or aggressive behaviour. We also held concerns the dolphin would fall victim to a boat strike or entanglement because it frequently approached vessels and had minor scarring from a recent encounter with a propeller” said Mr Ross. “Intervention is always a last resort but in this case we took action in the best interest of the animal’s welfare and to give it a chance to reunite with its family group.”

Representatives from the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), SeaWorld, Dolphin Marine Magic, the Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia (ORRCA), Dolphin Research Australia, and the RSPCA, as well as local vet Justin Clark, managed the relocation. The dolphin was relocated from Sussex Inlet to Bendalong Beach, and was soon observed interacting with wild pods, investigating its former range, and feeding.

Mr Ross thanked the communities of St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet for their cooperation and understanding regarding this popular dolphin. “For many people, today will be a sad day farewelling this dolphin, but returning her to the wild is best for her welfare.”

ORRCA volunteers will continue to monitor this dolphin, however the signs are strong that she has been successfully returned to the wild. Research shows dolphin pods along the South Coast tend to stay in their home range, so look closely at the next dolphin pod on the beach because she may among them.

The public can help track the success of this dolphin relocation by reporting sightings to ORRCA on orrca@orrca.org.au or by using the online form on www.dolphinresearchaustralia.com. Please note the date, time and location if you see this dolphin, which has a distinctive triangular nick missing from the upper half of its dorsal fin.

Source: Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Caturday; Merewether, Female, Siamese Crossbreed


Meow... Pat? Meow... hug? Meow.... home?

My name's Merewether and I am always ready for a snuggle. I really love people, and love lots of snuggles and attention. I will let you know if I am feeling a little lonely and want a hug from someone.

I'm kind of hoping to find a home where I will be the only cat. It's not that I don't like other cats, I kind of just hang back from the crowd and can sometimes be forgotten about. I promise to return the attention with lots of head nudges and purrs.

If you need a cuddly buddy, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Merewether a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Friday, May 3, 2013

RSPCA 'CAWS' kicks off in Walgett & Lightning Ridge


RSPCA NSW, in conjunction with the Walgett Shire Council and local Walgett and Lightning Ridge veterinarian, Dr Enid Coupé will next week offer 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 6-10 May.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have had the ongoing support of both Walgett Regional Council and passionate local vet Enid Coupé,” said Dr Ann-Margret Withers, RSPCA NSW Programs Veterinarian. “This contact with local vets continues to build a culture of care and responsible pet ownership in Walgett and Lightning Ridge and make a difference to people with living with animals in regional communities,” Withers added.

CAWS also advocates education and public awareness to teach 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 our district to have their pets desexed, vaccinated and health checked at a very reduced price. This helps to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens that are seen in our shire,” said Dr Enid Coupé.

“We have had an amazing response from the local community for this week’s program. In fact, we are fully booked and are likely to desex over 100 animals during the week,” Dr Coupé added.

Walgett and Lightning Ridge residents can contact one of the participating veterinary clinics for more information:
  • Walgett Vet Clinic: 02 6828 1090
  • Lightning Ridge Vet Clinic: 6829 2199   
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Friday Find-A-Friend; Alpine, Male, Australian Kelpie Cross Australian Cattle Dog


 Hi there! My name's Alpine, and boy oh boy, have I had an interesting life so far.

I found myself at the RSPCA shelter after getting hit by a car. It was a horribly rainy day, and I was in pain, really scared and found safety under someone's house. A really nice man from the RSPCA fought the rain and mud to help me out, and brought me to safety at the RSPCA. My leg really hurt and made me whimper, so we decided it was best to amputate. It was a sad day, but now that I am fully healed, I am running around like a pup again!

My life has been really interesting so far, so I'm hoping my new life and a new family will be a little more relaxed. That's not to say I don't enjoy a play and a daily walk; they are the highlight of my day!

If you want this smiley face in your lives, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Hunter Shelter in Rutherford; 6-10 Burlington Place, Rutherford, 2320, (02) 4939 1555

Adoptions:

Monday: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-a-pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Alpine a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

RSPCA NSW ‘CAWS’ RETURNS TO BATHURST FOR 10TH YEAR

Dr Ann-Margret Withers and the CAWS team in Condobolin, March 2013

RSPCA NSW, in conjunction with local Bathurst veterinarians will next week offer reduced-rate veterinary services to pensioners and lower income earners as part of RSPCA NSW’s Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS). This visit marks the tenth year that Bathurst City Council has been involved in the program. The program will be available to eligible Bathurst residents between 6-17 May.

On Mother’s Day in 2003, CAWS, originally called the ‘Kelso Program’, began with Stewart St Vet Hospital volunteering its clinic and several RSPCA vets, nurses and local volunteers assisting. The program only ran for one day however an impressive 126 animals were desexed and microchipped, resulting in a measurable decrease in the number of stray animals from Kelso over the following months and proved the scheme a resounding success.

CAWS has since been supported by five of the town’s veterinary practices: Bathurst Vet Hospital, Stewart Street Vet Hospital, Dr Tom’s Vet Practice, Durham Street Vet Clinic and Paws and Claws Mobile Veterinary Service. Services offered include permanent surgical desexing, microchipping and vaccination for dogs.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have had the ongoing and passionate support of both the Bathurst Regional Council and the local participating veterinarians,” said Dr Ann-Margret Withers, RSPCA NSW Programs Veterinarian. “This contact with local vets continues to build a culture of care and responsible pet ownership in Bathurst and make a difference to people living with animals in regional communities,” Withers added.

Bathurst residents can contact one of the participating veterinary clinics for more information:

- Bathurst Vet Hospital - 6332 5800
- Stewart St Vet Hospital - 6331 1222
- Dr Tom’s Vet Practice - 6332 3222
- Durham Street Vet Clinic - 6334 2009
- Claws and Paws Mobile Veterinary Services - 6332 9096
        
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