RSPCA Eurobodalla volunteer branch and Eurobodalla Shire Council are holding a free microchipping day for cats and dogs at the Narooma Leisure Centre between 9am and 3pm on Saturday, July 20.
Experts will give advice about dog and cat care, a coffee and cake stall will be held, RSPCA merchandise for sale, and desexing discount vouchers available for pets who are not desexed.
The council said microchipping was a requirement by 12 weeks of age under NSW law. Registering pets with the council was required by six months of age and the cost was greatly reduced for desexed animals.
The council said they would be able to return pets home much quicker, prior to impounding, if more pets were microchipped.
Bookings are essential on 0429 488 200.
Someone grateful for microchipping is Cobargo's Carolyn Cole who has been reunited with Maddie more than two years after she disappeared.
Maddie was found safe just over 100km away in Surfside.
The microchipped moggie was returned, thanks to the Eurobodalla branch of the RSPCA.
Her "dumbfounded" but delighted owner believes Maddie hitchhiked her way north.
"Whenever anybody came to visit, she used to jump in their car, looking for food," Mrs Cole said.
"She was a real scavenger. We think she jumped into someone's car and went for a drive.
Cat and Cole family were reunited in Moruya in June.