Annual Pets in the Park set for August 3 with petting zoo

YOU'D BE barking mad not to take your best furry friend along to the Pets in the Park event on August 3 with some great savings on microchipping along with a host of other fun activities. 

Rockhampton Regional Council's Health and Compliance Committee chair councillor Ellen Smith said council's annual microchipping event for cats and dogs was a great opportunity to save money, register and protect your pet all at once.

"Pets in the Park is a wonderful opportunity to get your pet microchipped for the low cost of $30 and pay your registration at the same time," Cr Smith said.

"Owners will save $20 on microchipping and could save a further $16 off their registration if their pet has been desexed. 

"There's also some great stalls including dog washing, pet goodies, a petting zoo and animal farm, along with advice on training techniques and information about adopting animals with Capricorn Animal Aid. You can also grab some lunch at the RSPCA sausage sizzle!"

Councillor Smith said owners were required by law to microchip their pets, but there were other benefits to microchipping as well.

"State legislation requires that cats and dogs born after 2010 must be microchipped otherwise owners could be fined. So we're really encouraging owners and in particular new pet owners to come along," Cr Smith said.

"The other great benefit is peace of mind. If a lost animal is picked up by our pound, it's much easier for our officers to reunite the pet with its owners when it has been microchipped with up-to-date details."

Council, in partnership with Capricorn Vet Surgery, will provide subsidised microchipping.

Event: Pets in the Park - Microchipping event and fun activities
Date: August 3, 2014
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Rigarlsford Park, Elphinstone Street, Koongal

Activities include

  • $30 Microchipping
  • Registration of new or existing pets
  • Dog washing
  • Pet goodies
  • Petting Zoo and Animal Farm
  • Sausage Sizzle by RSPCA
  • Pet adoption information from Capricorn Animal Aid
     


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