The dogs of North Side got a proper treat on Sunday, 15 May, when the Protection of Animal Welfare Society for the Eastern Districts held its second community dog wash at the civic centre in North Side.
Many dogs and puppies were washed, trimmed and checked out by some 10 volunteers and members of the St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine.
According to Giuseppe Gatta, president of the Society, the day was a great success.
“The North Side Community was very grateful for the dog wash and agreements have been made by the dog owners to have their pets spayed and neutered,” he said.
He said raising awareness on animal welfare issues in the community was one of the most important aspects of the dog wash.
“The most important thing is to make a difference in the animal’s life and help and educate the community to safeguard their pets in the neighbourhood,” he said.
“We wish to thank the North Side Community for their participation in bringing the dogs and thanks to the North Side MLA’s office for helping in informing the community of the Dog Wash.”