Microchip - no pet should leave home without it
Caloundra City Council is encouraging residents to keep their pets safe for life with microchip identification offered at less then half-price this month.
Caloundra City Mayor, Don Aldous, said Council is sponsoring a microchipping day on Sunday 23 July to not only promote this effective method of pet identification but also subsidise the cost.
"A pet that goes missing creates heartache in any family," Caloundra Mayor Don Aldous said.
"And for a Council, finding an unidentifiable animal impacts on the number of pets which have to be put down each year.
"But the painless insertion of a small, identifying microchip can make the difference between sending a lost pet home or sending it to the pound. A simple check of a mirochipped animal will reveal a unique number which allows the animal to be identified via its owner's name and address, which are kept at the Centre Animal Records for the life of your pet."
The Microchipping Day will be held n Sunday 23 July at Woorim Park, The Esplanade, Golden Beach, from 10am until 2pm.
The microchip, the size of a grain of rice, will be inserted by a local vet at a cost of $20.
If you do go along, don't forget to keep your dog on a lead and all cats and other animals, suitably restrained.