Wollongong City Council will hold a day where you can have your household pet microchipped at a special discount rate.
The microchipping day will be held on Saturday March 31 from 10am to 2pm at the RSPCA Animal Shelter, Industrial Road, Unanderra. It will cost $10 to microchip each pet.
A doggy poo pouch, as well as pet ownership information will also be available. Council staff will also be available to assist with completing animal registrations.
Director Planning and Environment Andrew Carfield said pets are important in many people’s lives and provide owners with great benefits, but owning a pet brings certain responsibilities.
“It’s important for owners to take care of their pets and act responsibly by microchipping them. Council’s animal shelter last year housed 1189 dogs and 1060 cats mostly found wandering the streets. Microchipping is the best way you can ensure you are reunited if you lose your pet,” Mr Carfield said.
“Council’s discounted microchipping day offers owners a great opportunity to give their pet a special gift, one which could potentially save their life because the microchip lets authorities know who the pet belongs to.
“As well as microchipping your pet, if you move home, your pet passes away or is given to another owner we encourage you to notify Council so our registration details can be amended,” Mr Carfield said.
All pet owners must keep their dog on a leash and cat in a cage during the day. Please bring identification as this offer only applies to ratepayers of Wollongong City.
For more information about your responsibilities as an animal owner and animal registration, visit Council’s website or phone (02) 4227 7111.