Council makes pet microchipping too easy
Council is launching a microchipping bonanza for pets, offering to microchip dogs and cats at heavily discounted prices across Sunshine Coast parks from now until May.
Microchipping days kick off on Monday 22 February at La Balsa off leash dog park and then continue in February, April and May.
Council's Response Services Manager, Ron Thomas, said the move was part of council's educational approach to encouraging responsible pet ownership across the region.
"Council is offering to microchip pets at the heavily discounted rate of $25 for a cat or dog," Mr Thomas said.
"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 take up this offer if their pets are not yet microchipped."
Buderim, Coolum, Woombye, Kenilworth, Eumundi and Glasshouse Mountains are just some of the areas where microchipping days will be run in public parks from 10am till 2pm.
Mr Thomas said council is partnering with Microchips Australia to deliver the program as a community service.
"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."
Under the State Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, which came into effect in July 2009, all owners must register their cats and dogs with council every year.
Full schedule of microchipping days, from 10am to 2pm each day:
Day Date Location
Monday 22nd February, 2010 La Balsa Park (off leash) Buddina
Tuesday 23rd February, 2010 CWA Park( near Memorial) Woombye
Wednesday 24th February, 2010 Showgrounds - Pavilion St - Pomona
Thursday 25th February, 2010 Lions Park, Coolum Beach
Friday 26th February, 2010 Syd Lingard Drive - Dog Park - Buderim
Tuesday 27th April ,2010 Mudjimba Beach Park, Mudjimba
Wednesday 28th April ,2010 Showgrounds - Stanley River Road, Maleny
Thursday 29th April ,2010 Showgrounds - Maleny Road, Kenilworth
Friday 30th April ,2010 Amphitheatre - Eumundi
Saturday 1st May, 2010 Henzell Park -- Lewis Street -- Cricket Club - Caloundra
Monday 24th May, 2010 Cnr. Neill and Bray Road -Martin Rungert Park Mooloolah
Tuesday 25th May, 2010 Tumbledown Park Currimundi
Wednesday 26th May, 2010 Mill Park - Beerwah
Thursday 27th May, 2010 Sports Complex - Cooroy
Friday 28th May, 2010 Community House-Cnr Woodland Dve & David Low Way Peregian Beach
A full schedule is also available on council's website.
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