On Saturday October 20 and Sunday 21, PETstock Tamworth will provide a $10 microchipping service to ensure local pets can be easily identified if they become lost.
The initiative, which is run in conjunction with PETstock’s charity arm, is now in it’s third year.
PETstock Assist Charity and Events Coordinator, Jess Guilfoyle, says she’s thrilled PETstock Assist has been able to reduce the number of non-microchipped pets in Australia year-on-year.
“In 2016, more than 8,210 animals were microchipped during the event and in 2017, we were pleased to see those numbers reduced to 6,566 – demonstrating the decreasing number of Aussie animals in need of microchipping,” Miss Guilfoyle said.
“Microchipping is mandatory in most states however thousands of pets have fallen through the cracks, whether that is due to the cost of microchipping or older pets that were already of age when mandatory laws were introduced.
“Providing affordable and accessible microchipping to all pet owners allows more lost animals to be returned to their owners quickly and safely. Both creating piece of mind for pet parents and reducing strain on rescue groups, particularly those that are volunteer run.”
Microchipping at the event will cost $10 per pet – just a fraction of the standard price, which can cost up to $80.
Owners are encouraged to bring in dogs, cats and small animals including rabbits and guinea pigs. Unfortunately, horses, livestock, birds and reptiles will not be eligible.
Where: Shop 1, 101 Lockheed Street, Taminda NSW
Cost: $10 per pet (by appointment only)
How: Visit petstock.com.au to make a booking
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