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Chipblitz is back - book your dog and cat a $10 microchip appointment today

  • News
11th January 2021

City of Port Lincoln and District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula proudly supports and encourages dog and cat owners to take advantage of the upcoming Chipblitz days being held at Ravendale Community Sports Centre on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January 2021.  Microchip appointments are being offered for $10 per dog and cat microchipped.

To make an appointment, bookings are to be made online at chipblitz.com.  Appointments are essential and cash only will be taken on the day, as EFTPOS facilities will not be available.

Appointments are available from 10.20am to 5pm Saturday 30 January and 9.00am to 2.30pm on Sunday 31 January 2021.  Pet owners are asked to have their cats in carriers and dogs on leads on the day as any unrestrained dog or cat will not be microchipped.

Microchipping is mandatory for all dogs and cats in South Australia.  All dogs and cats must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale (whichever occurs first) and must be recorded in the Dogs and Cats Online database.

Mayor Brad Flaherty said, “Having your dog or cat microchipped also helps the Council staff to contact you if your pet happens to go missing and as an added bonus you get to keep money in your pocket when it comes to renewing your dogs’ registration if it is microchipped and desexed.”

“Many cat owners are unaware of the requirement to have their cat microchipped and registered with the Dogs and Cats Online database.  There is no registration fee for cats in the City of Port Lincoln area, however you are required to microchip and desex your cat as you would your dog”.

Microchip details are registered on the Dogs and Cats Online database.  It is important that you remember to update your microchip details on www.dogsandcatsonline.com.au if you move house or change contact details.

To learn more about the microchipping laws visit www.dogandcatboard.com.au/microchipping.

All media enquiries to be directed to the undersigned on 8621 2325 or via email plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au.

Matthew Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

Release Date:     11 January 2021