Maroochy Council Microchipping Day
Maroochy Council is once again holding its popular and successful Microchipping Day where pet owners across the Shire can have their furry family member permanently identifiable for a fraction of the regular cost.
Governance and Service Delivery Co Chair Councillor Ted Hungerford said microchipping provided a much higher chance of a lost, stolen or runaway pet being returned to its rightful owner.
"Having a pet is wonderful," Cr Hungerford said. "Dogs and cats bring so much joy into people's lives and it's a shame that sometimes they run away or get lost.
"Fireworks and thunder storms are two of the major reasons pets can get spooked and run away, but if they are microchipped the chances of having them returned is so much higher."
A microchip is the size of a grain of rice and causes no discomfort or pain when inserted. Once an animal has been microchipped the details of its owner will be recorded on the nationally accredited database Central Animal Records (CAR).
Microchipping is carried out by local vets and will cost $20, no bookings are required, however dogs must be on leads and cats must be in cages.
Please note: Microchipping does not mean your pet is registered with Maroochy Shire Council. Dog registration is a separate process.
The Nambour Microchipping Day will take place at the Maroochy Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour on Sunday 1 October at 9.30am until 1.30pm.
Graphic to the right: Councillor Ted Hungerford encourages pet owners to have their dogs and cats microchipped on Sunday 1 October at the Maroochy Showgrounds.