Last chance for discounted pet microchipping
  • Monday 17 May 2010

Council is giving pet owners one last chance this year to get their cats and dogs microchipped at parks across the Coast.

This permanent and secure form of identification is available for only $25 and instantly identifies your pet should they get lost or stolen.

The next set of microchipping days will go from 10am to 2pm each day at:

  • Monday 24 May – Martin Rungert Park, Mooloolah
  • Tuesday 25 May – Tumbledown Park, Currimundi
  • Wednesday 26 May – Mill Park, Beerwah
  • Thursday 27 May – Cooroy Sports Complex
  • Friday 28 May – Peregian Beach Community House

Council’s Response Services Manager, Ron Thomas, said he hopes pet owners who have been putting off microchipping will take up this offer.

"Microchipping is the most effective way to identify a cat or dog if they are lost or stolen, so I encourage all pet owners to come along if their pets are not yet microchipped," Mr Thomas said.

Council is partnering with Microchips Australia to deliver the program as a community service, he said.

"Pet owners who microchip their dog or cat will also get a nice surprise when they register their pets with council," Mr Thomas said.

"Registration fees are greatly reduced for de-sexed and microchipped dogs in order to reward responsible owners."