PEOPLE in Huddersfield are to be offered help to care for pets.

A special welfare event will be held to help provide people on low incomes with a free range of services.

Organisers hope the event in Huddersfield on Monday April 11 will stop pets being ill-treated or abandoned.

The event is part of National Pet Month and is being organised by the RSPCA’s Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch and Kirklees Council.

The event will take be at the Brackenhall Community Centre, at Long Hill Road, where the RSPCA and Kirklees Dog Wardens will be offering advice, subsidised neutering vouchers, free poop scoop bags, microchipping and flea and worm treatments for the pets of anyone on benefits.

Adele Garbinskas, deputy manager of the RSPCA, said: “Neutering, microchipping and regular flea and worm treatments are all important parts of responsible pet ownership.

“Unfortunately, for whatever reason, they are all too often overlooked.

“Sadly, some pet owners neglect to provide their pets with regular flea or worm treatments or they buy cheap alternatives which simply do not work.”