Pets in the Park (PITP) Frankston is part of a national charity providing free medical care and advice for pets owned by people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Local vets and other volunteers help to run the service, launched in October 2014, with the help of volunteers from Community Support Frankston, Frankston Heights Veterinary Centre, Bolton Clarke and Frankston City Council.
Frankston Pets in the Park is held in a public open space once a month, and is by referral only. Pets are checked for parasites, infectious diseases, wounds and lumps, and given vaccinations supplied through donations.
Locally, referrals come through a range of different service providers, and clients are assessed for eligibility.
For more information, visit the 'Pets in the Park Frankston' Facebook page: