Cat Haven Chip Day Oct 2013

21 October 2014

Press Release issued: 11 October 2013 at 12:00am

Cat Haven 'Chip Day' - Cat Owners' Last Chance for Cheap Micro Chipping to Avoid Fines

Cat Haven is reminding all WA cat owners to get their cats microchipped and sterilised before the Cat Act comes into effect on November 1st this year and it is hosting its last 'cat only' micro chipping day at the Shenton Park shelter on Saturday October19th.

From November 1st 2013, all domestic cats over six months of age will need to be sterilised, microchipped and registered with the local council it is usually kept in. Failure to comply with the Cat Act can result in fines of up to $5000.

" With a deadline of only 3 weeks from now, Cat Haven in Shenton Park is offering cat micro chipping at discounted rates of only $25 and $15 for concession card holders, to assist people to comply with the new law and avoid heavy fines." Cat Haven’s Marketing Officer, Chandra Woodley said.

 " Now is a good time to book your cat in at the local vet or into Cat Haven’s own clinic and do the right thing by your cat and the community. We offer a subsidised sterilisation and microchipping program to help pensioners and low income earners comply with the new law. Simple veterinary procedures like sterilisation and mircochipping can make a big difference in the numbers of unwanted and stray cats in WA.” she said.

Cat Haven received over 8000 unwanted or lost cats last year with over 3000 having to be euthanized and only 116 lost cats being reclaimed by their owners.

Ms Woodley said “We encourage people to microchip their cat. It’s a simple, painless procedure and it’s the best way to make sure your cat makes it home safely if it ever gets lost."

This special microchipping event on Saturday 19 October is open to all Perth cat owners from 9am to 1pm.  All cats must be over 12 weeks of age and in a secure cat carrier at all times and more information can be found at the Cat Haven website.

For all media enquiries contact Chandra Woodley on 9442 3600 or 0412 115 937

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