Vets and veterinary nurses volunteering with Pets in the Park will be holding a clinic at St John's Anglican Church, Darlinghurst, this Saturday to offer care to the companion animals of people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.
At each pet clinic veterinarians and vet nurses provide free health checks, vaccinations, flea treatment, worming treatment and basic medication for pets.
To ensure Pets in the Park cares for those pets most in need both clinics are run on a client referral basis. People wanting to have their pets checked need to speak to Mission Australia, the Wayside Chapel, the Salvation Army or Wesley Mission to get a referral.
This is a vital service for many people experiencing homelessness. The companionship of a pet is a huge comfort to many rough sleepers, but veterinary care can be very expensive.
The City has been a proud supporter of Pets in the Park, a registered charity run entirely by volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses. If you'd like to find out more about Pets in the Park, volunteer to help, or make a donation, visit: www.petsinthepark.org.au