Discounted Pet Microchipping

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  • Location: Martin Rungert Park, Mooloolah 4553 Queensland

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.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
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