Townsville pets line up for free microchipping

Date published: 10 January 2018

Townsville City Council is offering pet owners the chance to get their dogs and cats microchipped for free this weekend.

Residents can take their registered pets to Riverway this Saturday 13 January to have the procedure done for free, saving up to $90.

No booking is required for the free service.

The offer is open to registered dogs and approved cats that are at least eight weeks old.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chairperson Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said having your pets microchipped greatly improved the chance of finding them if they are lost.

“A pet with a microchip has a much better chance of being found quickly and safely than a pet that isn’t,” she said.

“Having a pet go missing can be very stressful, so knowing that you can easily track them down gives you added peace of mind.”

For pets that are not registered, Council is offering on the spot registrations for a fee. Once registered, pets are then eligible for free microchipping.

Event: Free Microchipping Day

Date: Saturday 13 January

Time: 8am – 11am

Location: Riverway, between the lagoon and stadium

** Please note this media release relates to January 2018 **