RSPCA WA will be in the Great Southern on the weekend of 16 and 17 September offering free supplies and advice to pet owners in need.

The Community Action Day events will include free dog health checks and microchipping, free dog and cat food, plus free flea and worming treatments.

Pet owners who are struggling to make ends meet are encouraged to come along to:

Katanning Community Action Day
Saturday 16 September
9am – 12pm
Ram Pavilion, Katanning Leisure Centre
4 Pemble Street, Katanning

Albany Community Action Day
Sunday 17 September
12pm – 3pm
Rainbow Coast Community Garden
Lot 6685 Humpreys Street, Mt Lockyer

RSPCA WA’s Great Southern Inspector Georgina Brown said more and more pet owners were asking for help amidst the cost-of-living crisis.

‘Albany generated more cruelty reports than any other regional local government area last financial year and lack of food or vet care are top concerns for pets in the area,’ she said.

‘It’s hoped this support will ease some pressure on family budgets and help stop small health problems for pets becoming big and expensive ones.

‘We want to keep much-loved pets together with their owners wherever possible. If you could benefit from a little help with your animals, please come along and take advantage of this free support.’

People are welcome to bring social, vaccinated dogs and puppies along to the events on leash. Due to welfare concerns, cats are not able to attend, however cat advice, food and flea and worm treatments will be available. An RSPCA WA inspector and other experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Pet owners who would like to attend are asked to register online at 

RSPCA WA thanks the City of Albany and Shire of Katanning for their support of these events, as well as Elanco, Rogz, Petbarn Foundation, the volunteer vets and vet students.