Calling all dogs, cats and small animals in Melton and Bacchus Marsh – you’re wanted for a microchipping blitz.

PETstock stores in Melton and Bacchus Marsh will hold their annual chips blitz on the weekend of October 21 and 22, with a fee of just $10 being

National project manager Christine Robertson said that last year’s inaugural national blitz resulted in 8210 animals being microchipped.

“Even though microchipping is compulsory in most states, there are still thousands of pets that fall through the cracks,” she said.

“When those animals that aren’t microchipped get lost, the panic that is felt by their pet parents is devastating, especially when they realise that a simple $10 chip could have made all the difference,” she said.