Free chips for local pets

Cessnock City Council welcomed dogs and cats to Council’s Administration Building car park for the Free Microchip Day on Saturday 14 May 2016.

Cessnock City Council welcomed dogs and cats to Council’s Administration Building car park for the Free Microchip Day on Saturday 14 May 2016.

Local residents arrived to show how much their furry friends meant to them as a responsible pet owner.

Microchipping your dog and cat is one of the most important things you can do for your pet and Ranger Team Leader Kurt Livens is thrilled by the success of the day.

“Over a three hour period we have moved towards our goal of making every dog and cat in the local government area identifiable,” Ranger Kurt said.

“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.”

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

“Access to these affordable pet services has made a big difference for local residents,” Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said.

“It was a great opportunity for people to find out more on what is required as pet owners and to have the opportunity to ask Council Ranger’s questions in person.”

“This was a great day for pet owners in the local area and was enjoyed by all, particularly the young people who received a pet friendly show bag,” Cr Pynsent said.

“Thank you to Council staff, Rangers and Hunter Animal Watch for assisting on the day.”

Visit our website for more information on being a responsible pet owner.