Get your dog micro-chipped for free

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North Lincolnshire Council is hosting a ‘dog-chipping’ roadshow throughout North Lincolnshire this month, where dog owners can get their dogs micro-chipped for free – saving about £12.

The roadshow starts on Tuesday, September 10 in Epworth and finishes in Brigg on Thursday, September 12.

Microchipping will soon be compulsory for all dog owners in England.

Getting your dog microchipped gives you the assurance that should your pet become lost or stolen, he is more likely to be returned to you safe and sound.

All you need to do is turn up to one of the sessions – no need to book.

Session times and venues:

Tuesday, September 10 - 9am to 10.30am at North Lincolnshire Council public car park off church Street, Epworth; 11am to 12.30pm at North Lincolnshire Council public car park, Potts Lane, Crowle; 2pm to 4pm at North Lincolnshire Council public car park off West Street, Scunthorpe (near the Ironstone Centre).

Thursday, September 12 - 8.30am to 12 noon North Lincolnshire Council car park off School Road, Ashby; 1pm to 2.30pm at North Lincolnshire Council car park off Baysgarth Park Leisure Centre, Barton; 3pm to 4.30pm at North Lincolnshire Council car park off Old Courts Road, Brigg.

The Dogs Trust has donated the microchips to the council to show its support to the dog warden service, which is rated as one of the best in the country.

You can follow the dog warden service on Twitter @NLCDogWarden.

Coun Nigel Sherwood, Cabinet member for Highways and Neighbourhood Services at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is a fantastic offer we are giving dog owners in helping ensure their pets are micro chipped in time for when it becomes compulsory; all dog owners need to be prepared for this.

“It is important that you get your dog chipped – it can save a lot of heartache and enables your pet to be traced back to you should it go missing. And a collar and tag is still law and you must have an up-to-date ID tag with the dog owners contact details.

“We promote responsible dog ownership and at the event we will be giving details of dog control orders and showing people where they can walk their dogs.

“This is the first time we have offered micro-chipping across North Lincolnshire and we will be visiting many places over three days next week. So don’t miss out and ensure you take advantage of this great offer.”