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05 April 2012

Free microchipping when registering your cat in Ipswich

IPSWICH cat owners will be able to microchip their feline friends for free when registering them for the first time during April and May.

Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully said the combination of registering and microchipping cats meant owners would have a better chance of having their beloved pets returned if they ever go missing.

"Microchipping gives pet owners greater peace of mind that they can be reunited with their animal friends should they ever be separated," Cr Tully said.

In July 2009, the state government made it a requirement for residents to register their cats with the local council. 

"Overall Ipswich residents have done well registering their cats," Cr Tully said.

"To encourage more first time registrations council has kept the original introductory price for registering to $21 per cat, or $14 per cat for pensioners, which includes microchipping."

Events will be held at the Ipswich City Council pound and a number of other locations across the city over the next two months. 

Details will be released closer to the dates and will be announced in the local media.

For more information on cat registrations, go to www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

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