RSPCA Eurobodalla Volunteer Branch and Eurobodalla Shire Council are celebrating a successful day of microchipping local animals last Saturday, 3 July.
Some 60 dogs and puppies and 35 cats and kittens were microchipped on the day by hardworking ESC rangers.
RSPCA volunteers provided 36 discount desexing vouchers, worth a total of $4,040, to anyone who needed to have their pet desexed. Those vouchers are valid for three months and can be used at the vet of the owner’s choice.
Pets of all ages and sizes showed up for the day, and they all were on their very best behaviour, even those who came for a manicure.
Microchipping is not only a legal requirement, it’s also an important way to ensure you have the best chance of being reunited with your pet should they go missing.
Desexing of cats over four months old is also now required by NSW legislation, or owners are liable for an $80 annual fee. It is also important to help reduce the kitten explosion that happens every spring, putting huge pressure on animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA.
Should anyone be struggling with the cost of desexing a pet at any time, please ring the RSPCA on 0424 228 425 and we will do our best to help.
Above: RSPCA Volunteer Leanne Manning with one of the 60 dogs and puppies microchipped on the day.