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Cats well represented at Chip Blitz

1st June 2021

Another 32 cats were microchipped at Saturday’s Chip Blitz at the Wakefield Regional Council office, bringing the total to 568 microchipped cats in the region.

More than 400 cats are now registered in the WRC area.

The Chip Blitz service was available to all pet owners, including non-residents of Wakefield council.

Mandatory microchipping was introduced in 2018 and there are fines of up to $170 if a pet is found and is un-microchipped.

Cats have been in the spotlight for being under-represented in the statewide Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) database, far more than their canine counterparts.

Volunteers also helped with the microchipping of 22 dogs on the day.

“The day was well planned by Christine Robertson and her team,” WRC community safety compliance officer, Katie Walker said.

“I was thrilled with how it went.

“There were no incidents and everyone was very cooperative, so thank you to the residents who did the responsible thing and chipped their pets.”