Free RSPCA health checks

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ABOUT a third of the dogs that at­tended the RSPCA’s com­mu­nity ac­tion day in Clark­son were booked in for fol­low-up surgery or con­sul­ta­tions.

About 150 peo­ple at­tended the Au­gust 24 event at An­thony War­ing Park, where 60 dogs and pup­pies re­ceived free health checks.

RSPCA WA com­mu­nity out­reach co-or­di­na­tor Nat Fos­ter said about 20 to 25 of those pets were booked into South Metro Tafe for surgery or con­sul­ta­tions.

They also mi­crochipped 18 dogs and pup­pies and gave worm and flea treat­ments for cats, which are gen­er­ally not al­lowed at ac­tion days.

Dog train­ers of­fered dis­counts to peo­ple want­ing dog train­ing lessons, which are now done at the park.

RSPCA held the event in Clark­son af­ter iden­ti­fy­ing it as an area in need of an­i­mal wel­fare ed­u­ca­tion.

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Top: Beth Fitzger­ald and Zane Lamb with their dogs Eve and Mus­cles. Above left: Will Smith with his amer­i­can akita Rem­edy. Above right: Megan Hards has her dog Van­dal checked by vet Dr Na­dia Mar­chini and vet nurse Jacque­line Bright.

Rachael Dean with her dog Kenny.

Pic­tures: Marie Nirme

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