FREE microchip for your furry friend

Cessnock City Council is proud to once again offer local residents free microchipping days for their furry friends during the month of May. 

Cessnock City Council is proud to once again offer local residents free microchipping days for their furry friends during the month of May.  

Microchipping your pet is one of the most important things you can do as it ensures they are easily returned home if they become lost rather than being unnecessarily impounded.  

The free microchipping days will take place on Thursday 17 May at the Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre carpark and Thursday 31 May at Turner Park in Aberdare. On both days, Council Rangers will be there in the morning from 8 to 10am and then again in the afternoon from 2 to 4pm.  

This is a great opportunity for community members to get their dog microchipped free of charge. While it will only be dogs microchipped on the day, cat owners are encouraged to contact Council if they’d like to make an appointment to get a free microchip for their cat.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is pleased to see this wonderful initiative being rolled out in our community once again.  

“Our free microchipping days are always so popular and I encourage anyone who has a dog that needs a microchip to come on down and get it done.”  

“Council Rangers are not there to pass judgement about your dog not being microchipped, but rather see it as an opportunity to engage the community in a positive discussion about responsible pet ownership.”  

It is important to note that Council will not microchip litters of puppies as they are at high risk of not being vaccinated or vet checked. Please also ensure your dog is on a lead.  

For more information on being a responsible pet owner, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/animals

 5/4/2018