20 July 2006 Microchip means never losing your family pet
A Caloundra City Council sponsored Microchipping Day this Sunday (July 23) will provide an excellent opportunity for pet owners to ensure their pets can be safely returned should they ever stray from home.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the aim of Council's sponsorship was to both subsidise the cost of the microchipping process and to encourage as many people as possible to bring their pets along.
"These small, identifying microchips, which will be inserted by a local vet, cause no pain to the animal,'' Cr Aldous said.
"It means pets can be permanently identified, Australia-wide even if their collar or registration tag has come off. It can make the difference between a lost pet being quickly identified via it's owner's name and address and returned home or it being taken to the pound.''
The Microchipping Day is on Sunday from 10am to 2pm at Woorim Park, The Esplanade, Golden Beach. The cost of $20 is less than half the normal price. No bookings are required but owners are asked to keep their dogs on leads and cats or other animals in a cage or suitably restrained.
For more information contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 5420 8200.