INITIATIVE: Cessnock City Council ranger Lyndall Smith with Kahn the Rottweiler at the council carpark, where the free microchipping day will be held on May 14.Microchipping is one of the most important things you can do for your pet.
In collaboration with Hunter Animal Watch, Cessnock City Council rangers have arranged a free microchipping day to ensure every dog and cat in the local government area isidentifiable.
The microchipping day will be held in the council car park in Cumberland Street onSaturday, May 14 from9am to 12pm.
Over the last four years council rangers have microchipped more than 1000 pets and ranger team leader Kurt Livens hopes people take advantage of this free service.
“By law pet owners must have their dog or cat microchipped by 12 weeks of age, at the point of sale or when they are given away,” Mr Livens said.
Hunter Animal Watch is also offering reduced rates for pensioners/health care card holders who wish to have their animals desexed if their animals are microchipped on the day (conditions apply).
Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said the free microchipping dayhas always been a popular event for residents and anotherbig turn-out is expected.
“It is a great service to the community and we hope to make the cost of being a responsible pet owner easier for families,” Cr Pynsent said.
Rangers will be available on the day to answer any questions.
All dogs must be on a lead and all cats contained in a cage or carry basket.
Call the council on 4993 4300 or email [email protected]备案老域名 for more information.
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