Don’t commit a faux paw: get your pet microchipped this weekend!

Date published: 21 November 2019

Townsville City Council is once again offering free microchipping for registered dogs and approved cats, with a spotlight this weekend on Bluewater and surrounding suburbs.

The free microchipping will be available at the Bluewater Community Centre from 8-11am this Saturday. On the spot registration will also be available on the day for a fee.

Council Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said the program is one way Council is encouraging responsible pet ownership.

“The free microchipping program has been a huge success across the community and gives residents easy access to microchipping – saving them both time and money,” Cr Greaney said.

“Not only that, but this makes sure our furry friends can make it home safe and sound if they do become lost.

“I would really encourage everyone to make it to one of our free microchipping days and jump on board with responsible pet ownership.”

Local Councillor Margie Ryder said she is thrilled the free microchipping days are making it out to suburbs across the city.

“Bringing free microchipping to our outer suburbs is a fantastic way of making the program accessible to the whole community,” Cr Ryder said.

“I hope that those in Bluewater and nearby come along to the Community Centre on Saturday and get their pets microchipped.

“Pets are a part and parcel of rural life and it’s important that we know that they can make it home safely if they are lost.”

Where: Bluewater Community Centre, 14 Forestry Road

When: 8-11am, Saturday 23 November

For more information, visit Free Microchipping Day - Bluewater.