April 2017

An important part of being a responsible pet owner is to ensure they are microchipped. We know how hard it is when your best mate ends up missing, but it certainly makes it a lot harder to locate the owner of a lost cat or dog when they aren’t microchipped.   Did you know a dog must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age, at point of sale or when they are given away in order to comply with the law?   In order to help ensure your furry friend is microchipped and not flouting the rules Council’s Ranger team are once again putting on a FREE microchipping event for dogs.

It’s bigger and better than last year as we are holding Microchipping Month of May. Residents wanting to get their pet microchipped should schedule in a Thursday afternoon during May.  

To get your dog microchipped visit:  
 • Thursday 4 May 2017 Miller Park, Branxton 1pm – 4pm.     
 • Thursday 11 May 2017  Varty Park, Weston 1pm – 4pm.  
 • Thursday 18 May 2017 Manning Park, Cessnock 1pm – 4pm.  
 • Thursday 25 May 2017 Stanford Merthyr Park, Stanford Merthyr 1pm – 4pm.  

At the event we are asking that all dogs must be on a lead. Rangers will also be on hand to answer any questions residents may have on the day. If you own a cat contact our Customer Service Team on 02 4993 4100 to arrange a free microchipping by one of our Rangers.  

The search has begun for Cessnock’s cutest cat or dog. The competition kicked off on Council’s Facebook page on Friday 21 April. If you think your dog or cat has what it takes you can enter by liking the Cessnock City Council page, sending an image of your pet to Cessnock City Council via a Facebook message and telling us your pet’s name.   Remember to be eligible to enter your pet must be microchipped and registered in the Cessnock Local Government Area. To find out more visit http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/council/news/cutestpetcomp.