Pawsome education session for canines and carers

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
BARRC volunteer Nick Daniel and committee member Rachael Cronin, nutritionist Jade O'Brien, Harradine & Associates veternarian Felicity Harradine and K9 Connections Renee Rice are encouraging dog lovers to come to the community education session on Saturday.
Camera IconBARRC volunteer Nick Daniel and committee member Rachael Cronin, nutritionist Jade O'Brien, Harradine & Associates veternarian Felicity Harradine and K9 Connections Renee Rice are encouraging dog lovers to come to the community education session on Saturday. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times/Ailish Delaney

South West dog lovers are encouraged to attend a community education session this weekend to help them become the best pet owners possible and reduce the number of dogs given to rescue groups.

Bunbury Animal Rescue Rehome Care is running the free public education session on Saturday at the Bunbury Markets in collaboration with several experts in the hopes it will help reduce the number of dogs needing rehoming in the community.

Committee member Rachael Cronin said the organisation rescued and re-homed dogs but it wanted to go above and beyond to help reduce the number of dogs being surrendered instead.

We want to help dog owners be the best carers they can be.

“It’s a session for any dog owner — there will be talks about raw feeding, body language, dog first aid, off-lead areas around Bunbury and more, as well as an agility display.”

The event will also have fun competitions for the furry friends, with prizes for the waggiest tail and best costume.

Pet owners are encouraged to bring along their pets on leads for the education session at 9.30am.

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