An animal welfare clinic in Denbighshire has nearly trebled its opening hours, in a move which will prove excellent news to many owners of domestic pets in the local area.
RSPCA Clwyd and Colwyn branch is the first in North Wales to employ its own vet. The clinic – on Vaughan Street in Rhyl – is now open for appointments between 9.30am and noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and between 1pm and 4pm on those days as a drop-in clinic.
The new opening hours came into effect on Monday November 28.
Affordable veterinary treatment is offered to members of the public who are in receipt of state benefits, or individuals with an annual income of below £16,000.
Cats, dogs and rabbits are the most commonly treated companion animals at the centre. The clinic aims to promote responsible pet ownership, through vaccination, neutering, microchipping and the provision of animal welfare advice.
Animals helped by the clinic include Ted, who had a very dry inflamed eye, and was referred for further veterinary treatment. Ted’s eye was removed, and the clinic paid towards the costs of this vital care.
Kieren Barlow, Clinic Manager, said:
“We are delighted to be increasing our opening hours; giving more local pet owners the opportunity to utilise our services, and offering us more opportunities to promote our message of responsible pet ownership.
“As a separate branch of the charity, RSPCA Clwyd and Colwyn is focussed on helping animals in the local community. Services at the clinic are aimed to support those in the local area in receipt of state benefits, or individuals on lower incomes.”
Additional information on the clinic can be found online, or via 01745 355798.