RSPCA NSW, along with the Walgett Shire Council and local Walgett and Lightning Ridge veterinarian Dr Enid Coupé, is offering reduced-rate veterinary services to pensioners and lower income earners as part of RSPCA NSW’s Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS).
The program is available to eligible residents in Walgett from the 27th to the 29th of October. The initiative will run in Lightening Ridge on Thursday 30th October. Over the four days, as many as 100 animals are expected to be desexed.
“We are incredibly lucky to have the ongoing support of both Walgett Regional Council for the ninth year running and passionate local vet Enid Coupé,” said Dr Ann-Margret Withers, RSPCA NSW Programs Veterinarian.
“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.
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.
Walgett and Lightning Ridge residents can contact the participating clinics for more information:
- Walgett Vet Clinic: 02 6828 1090
- Lightning Ridge Vet Clinic: 6829 2199