Keep pets safe for less at RSPCA Microchipping Day

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Bundaberg shelter staff member Monica Atwell is encouraging residents to take advantage of the RSPCA Microchipping Day
Bundaberg shelter staff member Monica Atwell is encouraging residents to take advantage of the RSPCA Microchipping Day

Pet owners can save money while ensuring their four-legged friends find their way home when lost at the RSPCA Microchipping Day.

RSPCA Bundaberg shelter staff member Monica Atwell said cats and dogs could be microchipped on site between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday, 29 June for the discounted rate of $24.99.

“I’m a qualified, authorised microchipper so I can microchip animals here so they don’t need to go to a vet,” Ms Atwell said.

“You don’t have to make a booking or anything like that, you can just turn up on the day and we’ll do the microchipping.

“It’s easy done, it will take like five minutes at the most for the paperwork and the microchipping and your assured that your animal is going to find its way home again.”

Bundaberg Regional Council animal control portfolio spokesperson Cr Scott Rowleson said microchipping was an important part of pet ownership and was a requirement under Queensland Government legislation.

“Being an animal owner comes with responsibility and part of that is making sure your dog is safe and secure,” Cr Rowleson said.

“If your animal does happen to wander a registration tag or microchip will allow for its speedy return.”

First RSPCA Microchipping Day to be held in region

It’s the first time the event will be held in the Bundaberg Region and Ms Atwell said it was introduced following the high number of animals arriving at the Bundaberg shelter that were not microchipped.

“It’s difficult to find a lost animal’s home if they’re not microchipped, it’s so easy to do that if they’re microchipped.

“The vet surgeries, the Council and we also microchip scan them as soon as they come in.

“If they’re not microchipped they sit in our shelter until we can find where they come from.

“If we can do it at a discounted rate it makes it easier on everyone to get them home.”

The Microchipping Day will be held at the Bundaberg shelter at 31 Doblo Street, Bundaberg from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, 29 June.

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