Vet services for Mullewa owners

Staff ReporterGeraldton Guardian
Vet Suellen Kelly (middle) rangers Narketta Lock and Daniel Carter.
Camera IconVet Suellen Kelly (middle) rangers Narketta Lock and Daniel Carter. Credit: Supplied

Dog owners in Mullewa got an early new year’s gift, as community and professional organisations came together to microchip and sterilise as many animals as possible.

Kardaloo Aboriginal Community, Mid West Veterinary Clinic, the City of Greater Geraldton and Central Regional TAFE set up shop in Mullewa Town Hall for two days last month so dog owners could bring their pets in to be chipped and sterilised for free.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the aim of the initiative was to bring vital veterinary services out to the Mullewa community.

“All dogs must be microchipped under the Dog Act and we understand it is hard for some people in regional communities to get access to those services,” he said. “We would like to ensure this initiative is a regular occurrence in the Mullewa community as we see the positive outcomes it has for local dog owners.

“There are a number of benefits for owners and the community when dogs are sterilised.

“These benefits include reduced registration fees, lower chances of animals developing diseases and infections, and a less temperamental pet.”

Central Regional TAFE students were also able to incorporate the program into their animal welfare studies.

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