Pet registration into December

Bellarine Independent, Friday, 3 December 2010

City of Greater Geelong’s Pet Registration Road-shows have been extended to continue through December after the registration amnesty period ended.

The roadshows offer discount microchipping and provide pet owners with the opportunity to register their pets to avoid receiving fines.

Geelong Mayor John Mitchell said now the pet registration amnesty period was over, dog and cat owners could be fined for unregistered pets.

“We hope that these final sessions will encourage people who may have missed the last round to come along and register their pet,” Cr Mitchell said.

“The amnesty finished on November 30, so if you still haven’t got your pet registered or microchipped, now is the time to do it.

“It’s a simple process and the roadshows make it even easier because it’s all in the one spot, plus there are discounts available for microchipping and new registrations.

“Registration and microchipping is particularly important over the Christmas and new year penod because it’s the most common time for dogs to escape. Evening celebrations such as fireworks displays on New Years Eve are renowned for spooking dogs and turning them into escape artists.

“To increase the chances of your dog or cat being returned if they ever escaped, you need to have them registered and microchipped.” Roadshow times and locations are: Belmont Sunday Market, 8am-11am, Sunday, December 5; Corio Shopping Centre car park, Spm-7.3Opm, Thursday, December 9; Geelong Showgrounds Market, 8am-llam, Sunday, December 12.

Caption Text:
Geelong Mayor John Mitchell urges owners to have pets registered during the City’s Pet Registration Roadshows.

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