Free microchipping day for dog and cat owners

Cat and dog

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Come down to Jamison Park on Saturday 28 September for Council’s free microchipping day! Between 9am and 12pm, you can have your pet microchipped, meet the Council Animal Services team, and speak to Greencross Vets – Coreen Ave.

Microchipping keeps your pet safe. It’s a vital step to ensure they can be identified if they are lost. With a microchip, vets, animal shelters and Council can scan them and reunite you with your beloved pet.

If you have a pet that’s microchipped, it’s important to check your details are up to date. Moving to a new house or state, changing phone numbers, and rehoming a pet are all important reasons to update your pet’s microchip details. The easiest way to update this information is online at petregistry.nsw.gov.au.

If the details of the microchip aren’t up to date, it can take a long time to find the pet’s owner, and in some cases pet and owner may never be reunited.

If you can’t make it on the day, visit your local vet or call Council’s Animal Services team to microchip your pet. If you aren’t sure whether your pet has been microchipped, your vet or Council’s Animal Services can scan your pet.

In NSW, all dogs and cats must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or before they are adopted, and lifetime registered by 6 months of age.

For more information on microchipping call Animal Services on 4732 7543 or visit penrith.city/microchipping

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 28 August 2019.