Dog microchipping day

Burnie City Council is holding a dog microchipping day in conjunction with the Tasmanian Canine Association.

Changes in the Tasmanian dog control laws require that from July 2011 all dogs must be microchipped.
Burnie City Council’s Compliance Support Manager Monique Peisker said, “We wanted to help the community to comply with the legislation by offering an easily accessible and affordable way for dog owners to get their dog microchipped.”

The dog microchipping day is Saturday 16 April at the Wivenhoe Showground’s near the animal nursery section from 11am to 4pm. Enter by Smith Street entrance.

The cost to microchip your dog is $20 on the day.

“Microchipping is a quick and easy procedure. The microchip provides a permanent and secure way to identify a dog should it become lost.

“Council is pleased to be able to assist the community by offering an affordable price for this procedure.

“Bookings are advised in order to avoid long waiting queues. However, we welcome anyone to turn up with their dog between 11am and 4pm,” she said.

Book today by calling 6430 5828.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728