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|FREE MICROCHIPPING FOR YOUR DOG IN MARCH March 1, 2016|
FREE MICROCHIPPING FOR YOUR DOG IN MARCH
Don’t wait until it’s too late – get your dog microchipped now for free
The law is changing – from April 6, all dogs aged eight weeks old and over must be microchipped and their keeper’s details must be up to date or owners may face a fine.
To help dog owners comply with the law, East Herts Council is offering residents a final chance to get their pet microchipped for free.
Microchipping is recognised as the most effective and secure way of permanently identifying a pet to ensure its safe return. It’s a quick and easy process which causes no more discomfort than a usual vaccination.
Cllr Graham McAndrew, executive member for environment and the public space, said: “We are delighted to offer this free service to help people ahead of the introduction of the new legislation. Microchipping is a great idea – it helps trace the owners of missing dogs and is an important part of responsible dog ownership.”
To ensure lost dogs have the best possible chance of being swiftly reunited with their owner, it’s important that owners ensure their dog always wears a collar and a tag displaying their contact details, and that they keep their microchip database details up to date.
The council is offering free chipping and advice in March at:
Bishop’s Stortford – Grange Paddocks, Football Pavilion, Rye Street, CM23 2HH. March 2, 10am-12 noon
Buntingford – Police Station, Baldock Road, SG9 9DB, March 9, 10am-12 noon
Hertford – Hartham Leisure centre, Football Pavilion, Hartham Lane, SG14 1QR. March 16, 10am-12 noon
Sawbridgeworth – Sayesbury Manor, Bell Street. CM21 9AN, March 30, 10am-12 noon
Ware – Police Station, Burgage Lane SG12 9AD March 23, 10am-12 noon
Presdales Football Pavilion, Walnut Tree Walk, SG12 9PB. March 23, 1-3pm.
There is no need to book – just turn up with your pet.
For more details see www.eastherts.gov.uk/straydogs
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