All non-microchipped pets are invited!

Cessnock City Council welcomes all non-microchipped pets to the Administration Building car park in Cumberland Street, Cessnock for a free Microchip Day on Saturday 14 May 2016 between 9am and midday.

Cessnock City Council welcomes all non-microchipped pets to the Administration Building car park in Cumberland Street, Cessnock for a free Microchip Day on Saturday 14 May 2016 between 9am and midday.

Microchipping your dog or cat is one of the most important things you can do for your pet and Council Rangers are aiming to see every dog and cat in the LGA identifiable.  

In collaboration with Hunter Animal Watch, Council Rangers have been working hard to arrange this positive initiative.  

Please remember to accept this service:

  • the kitten or puppy must be a pet, we do not accept litters from breeders
  • you must be a resident of the Cessnock City local government area 
  • animals must be microchipped under your name
  • to register you must be +18

“This has always been a popular event for residents and we expect a big turn out again this year,” Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said.  

“It is a great service to the community and we hope to make the cost of being a responsible pet owner easier for families.”  

Over the last four years Council Rangers have microchipped more than 1000 pets and Ranger Team Leader Kurt Livens hopes people take advantage of this free service.  

“By law pet owners must have their dog or cat microchipped by 12 weeks of age, at the point of sale or when they are given away,” Mr Livens said.  

Hunter Animal Watch is also offering reduced rates for pensioners/health care card holders who wish to have their animals desexed if their animals are microchipped on the day—conditions apply.  

Rangers will be available on the day to answer any questions, so arrive early, have your dog or cat microchipped for free and receive a free show bag filled with goodies.  

If you are attending the day to take advantage of the free microchipping, please note all dogs must be on a lead and all cats contained in a cage or carry basket.  

For more information please call us on 02 4993 4300 or email council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au

18 April 2016