Community action day for animal lovers

RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch Animal Welfare Officer Dawn Smith looks after Prince at the Cat Adoption Day in Wellingborough on January 27, 2013
RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch Animal Welfare Officer Dawn Smith looks after Prince at the Cat Adoption Day in Wellingborough on January 27, 2013
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A day of action is to be held this week to help the public look after their pets.

RSPCA Northamptonshire is holding the event in collaboration with the local branch of Cats Protection at Johnston’s Veterinary Clinic, Wellingborough, on Saturday, April 7, between 12pm and 3pm.

It is open to all members of the public, with dog microchipping, the issuing of chip vouchers for cats and rabbits and neutering vouchers available all day.

In addition there will be cats available for rehoming – Cats Protection currently has 36 cats in its care, each looking for a permanent home.

This event, which follows a focused Cat Adoption Day in January, is being organised and led by RSPCA staff Helen Watt and Dawn Smith.

Helen said: “Community action days like these are so important for animal welfare in the community. We currently have 36 abandoned or injured cats in our care and all of them need to find loving homes.

“By assisting people with neutering and microchipping we are also able to make a positive impact on the number of animals that reach our care.”

Dawn added: “Our community action days are a great opportunity to educate and assist animal welfare within our county. Come along and meet the team and our cats who are currently in need of a loving home.”