Griffith Healthy Pet Day

Written by: The Griffith Phoenix


The RSPCA will visit the city on Tuesday, November 21 to join with Griffith City Council and Friends of Griffith Pound to host Griffith Healthy Pet Day.

Free microchipping, vaccinations, health checks and more will be offered to eligible pet owners to ensure local cats and dogs are protected against possible threats.

Bookings are essential, so pick up the phone and dial 0429 080 132 to arrange an appointment now.

Council staff will be providing assistance and raising awareness on the day.

Due to the expected high demand, these services will only be available for pension concession card holders, health care card holders or those on jobseeker (proof required) over the age of 18 and living in the Griffith Local Government Area.

Bookings are essential and eligible pet owners will be notified of the details upon booking.

Council’s Director of Sustainable Development, Bruce Gibbs said microchipping, vaccination and health checks were key to responsible pet ownership.

“Council knows the importance of microchipping and is offering this free service to assist pet owners who may be less fortunate in our local community and not be able to access veterinary services and have their pet vaccinated, microchipped and examined,” Mr Gibbs said.

“Healthy Pet Day is also a good opportunity for pet owners to come along and meet our new Animal Rehoming Team.”

Griffith Mayor, Doug Curran said the event would help pets and their owners, get the help and support they needed.

“I want to thank the Friends of Griffith Pound for their dedication to the welfare of animals in Griffith,” he said.

“It’s because of their hard work and ongoing commitment that we are able to work with RSPCA to hold this event and assist our community.”

Residents must call 0429 080 132 to book their pet prior to the event. Breeders are not eligible for this service and litters will only be accepted under extenuating circumstances.

Pet owners are required to ensure their dogs are on leads and cats are in carriers.

Friends of Griffith Pound will be selling discounted desexing vouchers to pension and healthcare card holders residing in the Griffith LGA.

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