Townsville residents encouraged to have their pets microchipped for free

Date published: 1 November 2022

Council is offering free microchipping to registered dogs and approved cats at CityLibraries Aitkenvale on Saturday 5 November.

The event will run from 9am-2pm in the library carpark.

Any interested pet owners should phone 13 48 10 to make a booking. Early registration is encouraged to avoid missing out.

This free event is part of council’s ongoing commitment to supporting pet owners in our community.

Committee Chairperson for Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability, Maurie Soars, encouraged the community to take advantage of this great Council initiative.

“Microchipping your pet greatly increases the ease of reuniting you with them if they become lost,” Cr Soars said.

“Limited spots are available so make your booking as soon as possible to make the most of this great event.”

Kittens and puppies must be at least eight weeks old to be microchipped.

More free microchipping events will also take place at CityLibraries Aitkenvale on Saturday 4 February 2023, and Saturday 6 May 2023.

For more information, visit our microchipping event page.