Free Microchips For Dogs

Posted on: 14 May 2014

Tiverton & District Canine Society recently held a free microchipping event at one of their dog training evenings.  The microchips were supplied by Mid Devon District Council courtesy of the Dogs Trust.  Council Dog Wardens were on hand to give advice about responsible dog ownership and what to do if you lose your dog.

Dog Warden Linda Hearn advised “It is still a legal requirement that any dog in a public should have a collar and tag bearing the owners contact details.  It also means that if your dog strays, anybody can contact you, resulting in getting your dog back sooner and avoiding unnecessary stray dog fees.  If you lose your dog, or find a stray dog, please let the council know straight away, even out of office hours.

A microchip is a permanent form of identification and with the introduction of compulsory microchipping in April 2016, we wanted to give dog owners the opportunity to get their dogs chipped for free.  The Dogs Trust has kindly supplied us with free microchips and I would encourage all dog owners to take advantage of this.  We will continue to offer free microchips. If you would like us to microchip your dog, please call 01884 255255.”

Tiverton Canine & District Society began 60 years ago and see as many as 200 dogs per year at their training classes ranging from Puppy classes, to agility and ring craft  For more information about the classes contact Sheila Gozzett 01884 798165 or via their website www.tdcs.org.uk.

Emily Stevens, a dog trainer at the TDCS and also an Animal Welfare Assistant at the Blue Cross is pictured with Lee Harris and his labradoodle pup Travis.

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