Another Townsville City Council free microchipping day is on this Saturday at Wulguru Dog Park on Saturday.
The service starts at 8am, wraps up around 11am and is completely free for pets that are already registered.
Community Health and Environment Committee Chairperson Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said microchipping your pets helps you to easily reunite with your pet if it is ever lost.
“If your pet is microchipped and your contact details are up to date, we are able to get your pet back to you in the shortest possible time.” Cr Greaney said.
“Having a pet go missing can be devastating, so being able to be tracked down once your pet is found offers some peace of mind.”
Acting Mayor and Local Councilor Les Walker says the financial incentive will encourage pet owners to take advantage of the service.
“Residents can save up to $90 by bringing their pet to our free microchipping day, it can really relieve some of the financial burden involving pet ownership,” Cr Walker said.
For pets that are not registered, Council is also offering on the spot registrations for a fee. Once registered, pets are then eligible for free microchipping.