KINGSTON Council’s mayor David Eden and his furry friends are encouraging residents to take the family and pets to council’s mega pet expo on Saturday 25 March.
Cr Eden said the expo was a terrific way to celebrate the benefits of responsible pet ownership and “our love for animals and pets within the community”.
Pet owners are welcome to bring their animals, but all dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in secure cages.
There will be pony rides, a reptile display, face painting, giant animal farm, demonstrations, ferret races, herding, sniffer dogs, cat show and competitions including best-dressed pet and dog/owner lookalike.
Council will provide free registration of new dogs within Kingston, and the first 50 will be microchipped for free.
Cr Eden said registration was crucial for reuniting with owners with lost animals.
“Don’t worry if you haven’t registered your pet in the past just come along and we’ll get it sorted, no questions asked,” Cr Eden said.
Concession documents must be produced for discounted registration fees.
The free event is on Saturday 25 March, 10am-3pm, Corrigan Oval and the Harold Box Community Centre in Marcus Road, Dingley.
See kingston.vic.gov.au or call 1300 653 356 for more information.