Pet owners in the Mid-Western region are being encouraged to ensure their pets are microchipped.
Council will hold a free microchipping day at Mudgee’s Robertson Park between 9am and 12 noon on Saturday.
By law, dogs and cats must be registered from six months of age and microchipped from 12 weeks of age or before being sold, given away or released from the pound.
Ranger Chris Burns is encouraging pet owners to take up the free service.
“If your cat or dog ever escapes and turns up at the pound or at the vet, they get scanned and you’ll get your pet back.
“If your pet is not microchipped, they could stay in the pound for a long time.
“Sometimes we have dogs in the pound for up-to three months and they start to go a little stir crazy,” he said.
All cats must be in a carry cage and dogs on a leash at the free pet microchipping day at Robertson Park on Saturday.
Mudgee pound currently has seven dogs available for adoption. Boof is a mastiff cross and has been in the pound for six weeks. Please contact council if you would like to adopt him.
Boof has a beautiful nature and is currently available for adoption