Last chance to register pets at discounted prices

There is less than two weeks left to take advantage of the pet registration discount.

Residents who have yet to register their pet are encouraged to come along to council’s Pet Registration Day on Saturday, July 27, from 9am to noon on council’s front lawn, Gordon Street.

Cr Karen May said the event was one of residents’ last chances to register before the discount period ended on July 31.

“In addition to discount pet registration, there will also be helpful information on responsible pet ownership through RSPCA’s Education Mobile Unit, pet stalls and giveaways,” she said.

“Pet Registration Day is also an opportunity for owners to get their pets out of the house and make some new friends or enjoy a treat from one of the pet stalls.

“Last year, 238 pets were registered at this event and we hope to attract even more this time around.

“The fees collected through pet registration are put towards the cost of running council’s Animal Management Centre, which provides care for animals that are lost or abandoned.”

Valley Vet Surgery will also be offering $35 microchipping at Pet Registration Day.

For those who can’t make it along to this event but still want to take advantage of the discount period, pet registration can be completed online at mackay.qld.gov.au or at one of council’s client service centres.

The discounted pet registration fees are as follows:

  • Desexed dog: $37.80 ($57.20 normally)
  • Non-desexed dog: $87.80 ($123.50 normally)
  • Pensioner desexed dog: $19.40 ($33.70 normally)
  • Pensioner non-desexed dog: $40.80 ($79.60 normally)
  • Desexed cat: $12.30 ($20.40 normally)
  • Non-desexed cat: $27.60 ($48 normally)