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Greens push for greater care for pets

Greens councillor and candidate for Wollongong Cath Blakey today attended the Animal Welfare League NSW - Illawarra Mobile Vet Clinic in Warrawong.

“The vet clinic is offering free health checks, vaccinations and microchipping for pets of low income earners, and Council staff are on hand to support pet owners with animal registration,” said Ms Blakey.

Enormous semi-trailer parked alongside a crowd of people gathered under portable gazebos in a park.

“The Mobile Vet Clinic on wheels is impressive! At more than 25 metres long it’s the largest vet clinic on wheels in Australia, with specially designed areas for surgery, including desexing, an isolation room and 35 recovery cages.  

“We know that many people are struggling with the cost of living and finding a rental that allows pets is extra challenging. Reducing the barriers to pet care by free and subsidised services is important for animal welfare and human happiness. 

“The Greens are pushing for tenancy law reform to let renters have pets - so it’s their choice not the landlord’s. We also want NSW to allow pets on public transport, as is allowed in ACT, Victoria and all of Europe. Plus we're pushing the state government to subsidise desexing for people whose dog or cat is not yet desexed.”


The Greens will:

  • Shut down puppy farms
  • Reform our broken pound and shelter system
  • Ban pet shops selling non-rescue animals
  • Mandate and subsidise desexing
  • Allow pets on public transport
  • Crack down on pet food production


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