Volunteers from Vets Beyond Borders will be deployed to assist RSPCA NSW withcommunity outreach programs throughout May, starting with the South CoogeeHealthy Pet Day this Wednesday 5 May 2021.

Free microchipping, vaccinations and health-checks will be provided byveterinarians from RSPCA NSW, Greencoss Vets, and Vets Beyond Borders for up-to two pets from each eligible household.

Pet food, flea and worming prevention will be also kindly provided by thePetbarn Foundation on the day.

Proof of pension or concession card status, local residency, and age will berequired on the day. Bookings are essential and can be made by contactingRSPCA NSW. The address of each event will be provided at the time of booking.

This new partnership has developed from a successful pilot program where 13Vets Beyond Borders members volunteered for 19 days combined at the RSPCA NSWSydney Shelter assisting with husbandry duties.

“This partnership between RSPCA NSW and Vets Beyond Borders will help hundredsof pets, and their owners, get the help and support they need”, said RSPCA NSWCommunity Outreach Officer Claudia Jones.

“We are excited to have Vets Beyond Borders assist our efforts indisadvantaged communities and we hope to continue working together to improveanimal welfare across the state well into the future.”

Future Healthy Pet Days scheduled in May 2021 include:

  • 5 May – South Coogee
  • 13 May – Liverpool
  • 22 May – Redfern / Waterloo
  • 24 May – Tenterfield
  • 25 May – Glen Innes
  • 27 May – Tamworth

Event details are subject to change due to COVID-19. All attendees must followsocial distancing advice on the day.

Any veterinarians or vet nurses wanting to volunteer their time to help futureHealthy Pets Days can do so by contacting Vets Beyond Borders via theirwebsite , volunteering page, or via email.

Image: Greencross Vets giving a health check to a dog with RSPCA NSW and VetsBeyond Borders at Healthy Pet Days

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