Incentives for responsible pet owners are on offer later this month, with Edward River Council offering free microchipping to registered companion animals from March 19 to 23.
Mayor Norm Brennan said the NSW Government requires all cats and dogs to be microchipped from 12 weeks and lifetime registered with council from six months old.
“Microchipping is the first step in responsible pet ownership and by ensuring your pet is microchipped and registered, and their details up-to-date with the online Pet Registry, you can make sure your pet is easily identified should they ever go missing.
“Given the importance of promoting microchipping within our community, council is pleased to offer a free service as part of a microchipping week whereby residents will be able to avoid the usual $58 fee.
“Residents who have already registered their companion animal are able to contact our Customer Service Centre and schedule an appointment with our ranger to get their pet microchipped.
“They will be able to have the ranger visit them and have their pet microchipped at home, or alternatively meet the ranger at the Deniliquin Pound on Saleyards Road and have the procedure undertaken there,” he said.
Microchipping for cats and dogs is mandatory in New South Wales.
For further information about responsible pet ownership, or to book a free microchipping appointment, contact council on 58983000 or email [email protected]