RSPCA Qld in conjunction with the Gympie Shire Council is conducting a microchipping blitz in the Gympie area beginning next Saturday.
Microchipping your pet has a number of obvious advantages.
* It helps reunite 'wanderers' with their owners
* It provides instant proof of ownership!
* Collars can come off, microchips can't because they're implanted
However the RSPCA warns that people must also register the microchip.
"Last year RSPCA Qld reunited 5,766 animals with their owners," said RSPCA Qld's Gympie Shelter Manager Rebecca Brazier. "A large number of these reunions wouldn't have occurred if the animal hadn't been microchipped. In fact a year and a half ago a dog was reunited with its owner four years after it had been stolen."
6th November 2010 - Gympie Showgrounds (Exhibition Rd, Southside) 10.00am -- 2.00pm
7th November 2010 - Tin Can Bay/Cooloola
Cove (Tom Steele Park, Whiting St) 9.00am -- 12.00pm
7th November 2010 - Rainbow Beach (Centre Block, Rainbow Beach Rd) 2.00pm -- 4.00pm
20th November 2010 - Kilkivan (Weier Oval, Wide Bay Hwy) 9.00am -- 12.00pm
20th November 2010 - Goomeri (Sports Oval, McIvor St) 2.00pm -- 4.00pm
28th November 2010 - Imbil (Showgrounds, Edward St) 9.00am -- 12.00pm
Bookings are not required but please ensure that dogs are leashed and cats are adequately contained in cat
carriers/cages. Any enquiries please phone the RSPCA's Gympie Shelter on 5482 9407.
Commencing from 12 December 2010, the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 requires all dogs and cats within Queensland to be registered and microchipped.
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