Strong response to RSPCA-led vaccination day in Cobar

Jessica Cantrell watches on as her dog River gets checked over by vet Ann-Margret
Withers, with NSW Central West Supporters Group member Sharni Clark and vet nurse Jade Williams at the RSPCA day at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Thursday.

Cats and dogs lined up for their discounted health checks, microchipping and vaccinations at Tom Knight Memorial Oval last Thursday.

The event was coordinated by the newly formed NSW Central West Supporters Group for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

One of the group’s local members, Sharni Clark, said she was amazed at how many people registered their pets for the $10 appointments.

“We had 101 animals who were registered prior to the day, including 24 cats, plus people who didn’t register, the walk-ins,” Mrs Clark said.

A number of pet owners also took up the offer of discounted de-sexing, with their pets being assessed on the day then referred to the local veterinary clinic for the procedure.

A vet, three vet nurses and outreach team members from the RSPCA in Sydney conducted the checks and vaccinations in Cobar and also spent a day each in Bourke and Nyngan.