Townsville pet owners can get their dogs and cats microchipped for free this weekend.
Residents can take their registered pets to Bushland Beach Park on Sunday 15 April to have the procedure done for free.
Community Health and Environment Committee Chairperson Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said microchipping your pets greatly improves the chance of them being found if they are lost.
“If your pet is microchipped, it’s much easier for Council to help you track them down,” Cr Greaney said.
“Having a pet go missing can be a very stressful time, so knowing that you can easily track them down gives you some peace of mind.”
No bookings are required for the free service, and the offer is open to registered dogs and approved cats that are at least eight weeks old.
For pets that are not registered, Council is also offering on the spot registrations for a fee. Once registered, pets are then eligible for free microchipping.
The event will happening from 8am-1pm this Sunday.