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Robinvale residents – microchip your pet for free!

Robinvale residents – microchip your pet for free!

Swan Hill Rural City Council is giving Robinvale residents the chance to microchip their pets for free, with registrations opening today.

This year the program will run on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 between 11am and 2pm. Pet owners will be assigned a free microchip once a booking is made with Council.

Council’s Regulatory Services Co-ordinator Darren Rovere once again highlighted the importance of microchipping.

“Microchipping your pet is one of the best ways to ensure you can be reunited with your dog or cat if it gets lost,” Mr Rovere said.

“It’s also in line with Council’s ongoing commitment to promote responsible pet ownership throughout the municipality.”

Residents wishing to take advantage of this program and have their pet microchipped must visit the Robinvale Resource Centre to complete an animal registration form. Please note that you will need to pay your animal’s registration at the time of the booking.

Registration fees are $132 for an entire cat or dog. If your cat or dog has been desexed, the registration fee is discounted to $44. A certificate must be provided to confirm your pet has been desexed. People with a pension concession receive a 50 per cent discount on registration fees.

There will be a limit of two microchips per household.

“We remind pet owners that there is a limit of 20 microchips available, so please make sure you register beforehand to secure your pet’s spot,” Mr Rovere added.

“We also recommend allowing about 10 minutes for your visit to sign up.”

Microchipping will take place at the Benetook Veterinary Clinic at 57 Ronald Street, Robinvale. Pet owners are asked to take the free microchipping voucher they receive when they register to the vet. The vet will not implant any animal without the voucher.

For more information, contact the Robinvale Resource Centre on 5051 8000. Please note that bookings cannot be taken over the phone.