Regional Community Vet Clinic desexing day another win for animal welfare.
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC), a Mt Alexander Shire based non-profit organisation, continue to use funding gifted by cat lovers in the community back in May 2022 to operate their second community cat de-sexing day. This time generously assisted by volunteers from Vets for Compassion, RCVC desexed a total of 28 cats preventing an approximate 400 unwanted kittens being born into the community in the next 12 months.
Castlemaine, Victoria – August 21, 2022
On Sunday 20th August, Regional Community Vet Clinic held their second free cat desexing day thanks to a donation received in May specifically for cat desexing, with a total of 28 cats desexed.
RCVC was delighted to welcome volunteer vets and vet nurses from Vets for Compassion who assisted Dr. Yvette Berkely a director of RCVC castrate 11 Male cats and spay 16 females. The de-sexing of 16 females means RCVC has prevented the birth of approximately 400 kittens in the next 12 months.
In addition to providing care for cats in the shire, RCVC also handled an unexpected wildlife emergency helping local wildlife rescuers with critical care of a juvenile kangaroo who had been caught in a fence.
RCVC Director, Robyn Slattery and volunteers spent the day hard at work looking after cats from across Mt Alexander Shire and from neighbouring Maryborough. This free desexing program is saving generations of misery by preventing the births of unwanted kittens and is also saving the lives of thousands of birds and native animals who become prey to cats.
Secretary & Co-Founder, James Mack says; “Despite not yet having a permanent home, RCVC will continue to operate pop-up clinics, and will shortly formalise its outreach program assisting elderly and disabled residents care for their companion animals and maintain the vital human animal bond”.
Regional Community Vet Clinic is working towards building a Not-For-Profit, low-cost vet clinic in Campbells Creek, with a grant of $200,000 announced in April from the Victorian State government giving them a big boost towards the estimated $400,000 building cost.
The aim of RCVC is to establish facilities that provide affordable, quality veterinary care for companion animals when their owners are experiencing social disadvantage or financial hardship in Central Victoria. It is hoped the RCVC clinic will be up and running by the end of 2023.
Donating to Regional Community Vet Clinic:
Regional Community Vet Clinic were granted deductible gift recipient (DGR) status in June 2022 meaning all donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.
Volunteering at Regional Community Vet Clinic:
RCVC are in the process of finalising their volunteer program and are interested in hearing from aspiring volunteers from all walks of life at email@example.com or 0493 447 394
About Regional Community Vet Clinic:
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC) was founded in 2021 with the belief that companion animals play a vital role in the welfare and overall wellbeing of residents in regional communities.
Our mission is to establish facilities that provide affordable, quality veterinary care for companion animals when their owners are experiencing social disadvantage or financial hardship in Central Victoria.
Co-Founder & Secretary
Mobile: +61 411 823 787