Free microchipping day a big hit with pet owners

Date published: 16 April 2018

Council’s free microchipping day yesterday was a huge hit with pet owners in the northern beaches.

Dozens of pets were microchipped – including 30 dogs and 11 cats – for free, saving owners about $90 each pet.

The event was run yesterday morning at Bushland Beach Park.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said the free microchipping day was one of the ways Council promoted responsible pet ownership.

“Microchipping is a really important aspect of pet ownership and often vital to reuniting lost pets with their owners,” Cr Greaney said.

“Free microchipping days give residents an opportunity to save some money and ensure their pets can make it home if they do become lost.”

It comes after seven kittens and four cats – including one of which was pregnant – were found foster homes by Council staff last week.

“It’s great that we were able to find loving homes for these animals while they wait for someone to adopt them,” Cr Greaney said.

Another six kittens were desexed and microchipped today, to ensure the animals are ready to be found new homes.