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Big Fun Day For Animals On Saturday

Big Fun Day For Animals On Saturday
Head Veterinary Nurse Shaneel Narayan holding kittens at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Walu Bay in Suva on May 1, 2018. Photo: Shirika Shalini
May 02
11:00 2018

The Society for the Preven­tion of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will stage a Fun Day on Saturday to raise awareness against animal cruelty.

The fun day will be held at the SPCA headquarters in Walu Bay, Suva, from 9am to 2pm.

Head veterinary nurse Shaneel Narayan said the event would allow people the chance to learn about an­imal behaviour and the importance of vaccinating pets.

The SPCA will also hold an adop­tion drive on Saturday and all pet and animal lovers are encouraged to attend.

At the event on Saturday, animals like dogs and cats or kittens will also be sold at half price. Pet lov­ers can also have their animals checked on Saturday as well, but charges will apply.

Assistant veterinarian Ryan John­stone said it was vital for people to understand and know something about animal health and welfare.

“People should know about feed­ing animals with proper food, knowing their age and vaccinating them on time,” Mr Johnstone said.

“It is important to know all these things in order to prevent them from deadly diseases.”

The centre received close to 1000 cases of dog poisoning last year, a former vet revealed to the Fiji Sun.

A large number of cruelty cases were also from pet owner-negli­gence, something SPCA’s president, Deepak Rathod, agreed is a major problem in Fiji.

Edited By Naisa Koroi

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