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Friday, March 25, 2011

Pets Microchipped For $15

If your cat or dog is one of an estimated 60 per cent of pets without a microchip,  then there's an opportunity to get it done for just $15 at Moreton Bay Regional Council’s next discounted chipping session in April.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said  the discounted microchipping offer at Deception Bay was part of  council's commitment to encouraging responsible pet ownership.

“So far, we’ve chipped 5,000 animals through discounted offers, but we estimate there are many more to do with up 60 per cent of our region’s pets remaining chipless,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“Microchipping is an effective way of identifying stray or lost cats and dogs so they can be returned to their owners more easily without spending extended periods of time at the local pound. 

"Chipping makes sense."  

Sessions are from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Friday, April 13 to 15, at the Deception Bay Shopping Centre car park.

Bookings aren’t required, but pet owners are asked to bring dogs on secure leads and cats in secure cages.

If your pet is not already registered with council, you’ll be able to register at the chipping sessions for $10, which will provide registration until September 30, 2011.

 The Queensland Government requires that all new cats and dogs be microchipped.