Darwin Council estimates that while nearly 9,000 dogs and 1,200 cats are currently registered, there could still be thousands of pets still not registered despite requirements, which is why it is holding a Pet Registration and Microchipping Day that will include pet workshops, pet talks from animal behaviour experts, a sausage sizzle, dog adventure courses and more.
The City of Darwin, in association with the RSPCA, will be holding the Pet Registration and Microchipping Day this Saturday, August 6, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Alawa Oval 3.
Included in the registration fee is microchipping and a goodie bag.
Funds raised from pet registrations help fund research for dog and cat welfare. These research programs provide both the city government and the public with reliable information to maximise the welfare of pets.
Microchipping provides permanent identification for pets, giving them the best chance of being reunited with their owners in the case they go missing and is mandatory, meaning people could be fined for failing to have their pets registered.
On Saturday, pet owners and their families can enjoy workshops, pet talks from animal behaviour experts, a sausage sizzle and cold drinks, dog adventure courses, pet rock painting and more.
This event is a huge step towards making Darwin a pet-friendly city, officials said. Call the Pet Care Helpline for more information on 8930 0606