Pet Awareness Day at Pickering Farmers Market

The Pickering City Centre Farmers’ Market recently celebrated Pet Awareness Day to help local pet owners.

Pickering Animal Services were present to educate residents about the services they provide, and hand out animal-related giveaways. They also hosted an on-site microchip clinic with Dr. Sue Smith from Pickering Animal Hospital for $20.00 per pet.

“The microchip provider states that pets with microchips are 20 times more likely to be reunited with their owners,” said Lindsey Narraway, Supervisor, Animal Services. ”We were excited to offer this low cost clinic and are happy that the public took advantage of this opportunity.”

The City offers a reduced licence fee for pets that are microchipped. If you did not make it to the Pet Awareness day, stop by Pickering Animal Services at One The Esplanade to purchase your licence.

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue was also available at the event to offer attendees an up close and personal look at select wildlife, and teach guests about the native wild species that live right in their own backyards.

The Farmers’ Market operates every Tuesday next to the Civic Complex on Esplanade South, and includes farm, food, and artisan vendors to enjoy. Visit pickering.ca/farmersmarket for Market-related information and pickering.ca/RPO for animal services.

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