AN animal charity is inviting dog owners to take their pooches for a health check-up later this month.
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals’ (PDSA) PetCheck vehicle will be in Hartlepool between Monday, October 15, and Friday, October 19.
The charity’s annual UK-wide PetCheck tour, which this year celebrates its 10th birthday, will be at the following locations from 10am-5pm:
Monday October 15 – Rift House Recreation Ground, Kingsley Avenue;
Tuesday October 16 – Seaton Carew Coach Park;
Wednesday October 17 – Thornhill Allotments, end of Thornhill Gardens;
Thursday October 18 – Summerhill Country Park;
Friday October 19 – King George V Playing Fields car park, Arkley Crescent.
At the checks, a PDSA nurse will examine the weight, body-shape, teeth, eyes, coat and general fitness of dogs and will also offer free advice about other pets.
Microchipping and nail clipping will be available at a low cost.
For safety reasons, only dogs can be taken along to the PetCheck vehicle.