Mobile microchipping improves pet safety

Residents do not even have to leave the house to be responsible pet owners thanks to a Redland City Council initiative offering mobile microchipping and mobile Eftpos payment.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the service would help residents keep their animals safe over the Christmas holiday season.

“Council officers can visit pet owners at home, carry out the microchipping on site at a cost of $25.00 and people can pay on the spot using a mobile Eftpos device,” she said.

“This means people can be responsible and microchip their animals without having to leave the comfort of their own home.

“By microchipping residents will also get a discount on the cost of registering their pet.”

Council’s Animal Management spokesperson Wendy Boglary said it was important residents looked after their pets, particularly leading up to the summer storm season.

“Council’s animal shelter sees an increase in lost pets over the Christmas holidays, predominantly due to summer storms which often scare animals, so residents should take the necessary steps to look after their animals, including getting them registered and microchipped,” she said.

“The fact that this service means pet owners do not even have to leave their house to take these steps means there is no excuse for people to not be a responsible pet owner.”

Appointments are necessary for anyone wanting to take advantage of the mobile microchipping service, for more information call Council’s Animal Shelter on 3829 8663.