Free service for local pets

Hills locals are invited to Mundaring Pound on Friday 2 November to get their friends, furry or otherwise, microchipped for free.

The service is being provided courtesy of rangers training to become Authorised Implanters at Central Regional TAFE's Northam campus. 

As part of their training, rangers are required to implant fifteen animals with microchips under the supervision of a registered veterinarian.

Animals commonly microchipped as part of the training have included cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and snakes with the only exemption to this free service being livestock.

Shire of Mundaring have been facilitating the microchipping service since 2013 which continues to run two to four times per year depending on demand.

Co-ordinator Community Safety & Emergency Management, Craig Cuthbert, encourages Shire residents to take advantage of the free microchipping service.

 "Under the Cat Act 2011 and Dog Act 1976 it is a legal requirement to have your cats and dogs microchipped. Microchips are a permanent method of electronic identification and are more reliable than collars which can easily come off" Mr Cuthbert said.

Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential. To take advantage of this fantastic opportunity please call the Secretary Community Safety on 9290 6629. You will be required to provide details of your pets' vaccination history at time of booking.

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