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Free microchip offer for pet cats and dogs

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Residents will be able to have their pet cats and dogs microchipped as part of Free Microchipping Week.

The week aims to promote responsible pet ownership, and runs from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20.

It follows the success of Edward River Council’s first Free Microchipping Week in March, and again the usual $60 fee will not apply.

Microchipping for cats and dogs is mandatory, with the NSW Government requiring all cats and dogs to be microchipped from 12 weeks. They must also be registered from six months of age for life with council.

Residents wishing to access free microchipping will be able to have council’s ranger visit them and have their pet microchipped at home, or have the procedure undertaken at the Deniliquin Pound on Saleyards Rd.

The procedure is simple and quick, and each microchip has a unique number that is recorded on a database register, alongside the details of the animal’s owner, and can be detected using a microchip scanner, meaning council and local vets will be able to easily identify your pet should it stray or become lost.

For further information about responsible pet ownership, or to book a free microchipping appointment with council’s ranger, contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 58983000 or email at [email protected].