Even the best-behaved dogs can stray or get lost and are unable to find their way home, which is why two simple actions can help – microchipping and registration.
Registration tags assist council staff in returning your lost pet, while microchipping also helps.
To take advantage of registration discounts for microchipped dogs Council has organised two microchipping days through Chipblitz, in Burra and Eudunda, for $10 per animal, a saving of at least $50 per microchip.
Microchipping can be carried out on dogs and cats.
Book in for Burra microchipping at the council office in Market Square on Saturday, September 2 from 10am-5pm or Eudunda Council Office in Bruce Street, on Sunday September 3 from 10am-5pm by going online: www.chipblitz.com or call the Council on 8892 0100.
Council has extended the due date for dog registration renewals so owners can come in have their dogs microchipped and registered at the same time.
There is a saving of $12 for working dogs and $13.75 for domestic dogs that have also been desexed.
In less than 12 months’ time it will be mandatory for all dogs in South Australia to be microchipped when the new Dog & Cat Management Act changes come into force.