Townsville pets get free microchipping

Date published: 11 October 2018

Townsville City Council is holding another free microchipping day in Kirwan on Saturday.

Residents will be able to bring their registered dogs or approved cats along to get microchipped for free – saving pet owners up to $90.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said Council is making it much easier for residents to keep their furry friends safe.

“Bringing free microchipping to the suburbs makes it more accessible and convenient for owners to keep their pets safe,” Cr Greaney said.

“No bookings are required to bring a pet along, and all registered dogs and approved cats over the age of eight weeks are eligible.

“We’re more likely to find and reunite microchipped pets with their families much more safely and quickly than a pet that isn’t microchipped.”

Cr Greaney said Council’s free microchipping program helped to reward responsible pet owners.

“Owning a pet is a commitment for life and Council wants to encourage all pet owners to be responsible.

“The free microchipping saves owners up to $90 per pet and it gives them a much better chance of being re-united if they ever get lost.

“Council has run free microchipping events across Townsville so I’d encourage anyone in the Kirwan area to come down to Mountview Dog Park on Saturday.”

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.

Date: Saturday 13 October
Time: 8-11am
Location: Mountview Dog Park, Bamford Lane, Kirwan