On Saturday October 20 and Sunday 21, 2018, PETstock stores across Australia will provide a $10 microchipping service to ensure more of Australia’s pets can be easily identified if they become lost as part of the Microchip Blitz 2018.

2018 marks the third year of the national microchipping initiative, which is run in conjunction with PETstock’s charity arm, PETstock Assist to offer the service at a fraction of the usual price.

Microchipping is mandatory in most states, however thousands of pets have fallen through the cracks, whether that be due to the cost of microchipping or older pets that were already of age when mandatory laws were introduced.

Providing affordable and accessible microchipping to all pet owners allows more lost animals to be returned to their owners quickly and safely as microchipped pets can be tracked down online or through the local vet. Keeping your registration contact details updated is also a must!

Microchipping at the Microchip Blitz 2018 will cost $10 per pet – just a fraction of the standard price, which can cost up to $80.

Owners are encouraged to bring in dogs, cats and small animals including rabbits and guinea pigs.

You can contact your local PETstock store here to find out if they are participating in the event and book a time slot.