A MOBILE animal welfare clinic in North Wales has treated more than 1,000 animals so far this year.
The clinic has been on the road providing free advice, subsidised veterinary consultations and treatments to low income pet owners at Llangefni, Bangor, Deeside, Old Colwyn, Caernarfon, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno.
The mobile veterinary clinic is funded by five RSPCA branches across North Wales (Aberconwy Branch, Anglesey Branch, Clwyd & Colwyn Branch, West Gwynedd Branch or Wrexham District & Deeside Branch) and is funded entirely by donations and the fundraising efforts of volunteers.
RSPCA’s branch support specialist in North Wales, Carl Lloyd, said: “We are delighted with the response we have had over the first half of the year – treating more than 1,000 is a fantastic achievement.
“Thanks to the collaborative effort between the five branches in North Wales, we have been able to add Caernarfon, Llangefni and Deeside to our list of existing venues every week of the year, helping more animals and owners in need of our support.
“We welcome anyone who needs to access this service to come along and find out more about the clinic. We just ask those who would like to access the service to bring proof of their benefits and that all treatments are paid for at the time of consultation.”
Bill and Janet Cormack took along their dog Pollyanna to the mobile clinic.
“We’ve found the mobile clinic a huge help with regards to the cost of veterinary care for people like ourselves on low incomes,” said Janet. “It’s also been a really nice relaxed environment for Pollyanna, much more than we’ve experienced before.”
Poppy, a five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier belonging to John and Marion Hill has also visited the clinic.
“During our many visits to the RSPCA mobile clinic, we have always found all the staff so kind and understanding and compassionate,” said John. “Poppy has had a really bad couple of years and we have always had immense support through the clinic.”
For more information please visit: http://rspcamobileclinic.co.uk/ or contact your nearest participating RSPCA Branch.
RSPCA branches are self-funding and raise money locally to support the animal welfare work they do
The service is available to those on low incomes and in receipt of at least one of these means tested benefits:
Income support or working tax credit
Council tax benefit