Townsville goes barking mad for Pet Expo

Date published: 13 June 2018

Jezzine Barracks is set to go barking mad this Sunday for Townsville City Council’s Pet Expo.

Pet owners will be spoilt for choice as the Small Paws Sprint returns where dogs under 30cm will race for the title of Small Paws Sprint Champion. While the

Queensland Correctional Service’s Dog Squad will be in full force with three demonstrations throughout the day.

The free annual event – from 9am to 3pm – will have over 60 pet-related stalls including vets, breeders, local businesses from groomers and obedience schools to pet accessories and adoption organisations.

Council will be running free microchipping at the Pet Expo – with savings of up to $90 per animal.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said the event was a fantastic opportunity for pet owners to bring their furry friends to mingle with like-minded animal lovers.

“With over 60 stalls this year there is something for owners of pets big and small, from obedience training schools to pet insurance providers,” Cr Greaney said.

“We even have Hounds 4 Health attending this year who work with returned veterans suffering from PTSD and guide them in training an assistance dog over 12 months.

“Entry is free and all pets are welcome – no matter how big or small.”

Cr Greaney said Pet Expo promotes responsible pet ownership in the region.

“Pet Expo brings like-minded pet lovers together, with Council undertaking free microchipping throughout the day people can be sure that their pet can be identified and returned if lost,” Cr Greaney said.

“There will be plenty of information and advice available on the day from vets and animal service providers throughout the region.”