PENSIONERS and concession card holders will be able to access free and discounted veterinary services in Gunnedah this month when a mobile vet rolls into town.
The Animal Welfare League NSW's Mobile Vet Truck (MVT) will be at Gunnedah Showground on June 22 and 23, and residents of Gunnedah Shire can bring their pet along for free microchipping and health checks.
Vaccinations will also available across the two days at a heavily discounted rate of $20.
Gunnedah Shire Council Coordinator of Regulatory Services Wade Berryman said council had partnered with Animal Welfare League NSW to bring mobile vet to Gunnedah as part of the 'Paws Up for Pet Registration' campaign.
"During June we are celebrating our shire's pets and encouraging everyone to protect their bestie by keeping a watchful eye on their health and safety," Mr Berryman said.
"After hearing our community's concerns about roaming animals, we have partnered with Animal Welfare League NSW to help make microchipping and vaccination services more accessible.
"The Animal Welfare League NSW has a 60-year history of providing expert care to animals so pets will be in good hands. I encourage those eligible to jump on-board and take advantage of this great service."
Mobile Vet Truck Coordinator at Animal Welfare League NSW Derek Thompson said it aims to achieve the best welfare outcomes for all animals in the community.
"Through our community outreach programs, we hope to raise awareness around responsible pet ownership and provide crucial veterinary services to members of the public doing it tough," he said.
The Animal Welfare League Mobile Vet Truck will be at the Gunnedah Showground South Street entrance between 8am and 4pm on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday June 23. No appointments are necessary.
The service will be available to Gunnedah Shire pensioner and concession card holders.
Owners are asked to ensure cats are transported in a carrier cage, with dogs to be kept on a lead.
Litters are not permitted, and services will be limited to three pets per household.
For more information contact Animal Welfare League NSW on firstname.lastname@example.org or Gunnedah Shire Council on (02) 6740 2100.