Free dog-chipping in the Isle

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New dates for getting your dog micro-chipped for free in the Isle have been announced.

Another session will take place on July 24 between 11am and 3pm at the car park on Church Street in Epworth.

But before that is one tomorrow, June 12, at Westcliff Precinct car park, Lichfield Avenue, Scunthorpe between 11am and 3pm.

Free dog micro-chipping sessions have been organised throughout the year. It becomes compulsory for all dogs to be micro-chopped from April 2016.

The Dogs Trust has donated the micro-chips and aims to micro-chip all dogs at each session. Owners stand to benefit by saving from £20 to £30.

Getting your dog micro-chipped gives you the assurance that should your pet be stolen they are more likely to be returned safe and sound. A collar should also carry an ID tag inscribed with your name and number.

All you need to do is turn up to one of the sessions - there is no need to book. A ticket system will be in place.

Dogs should be at least 12 weeks old and have had all of their vaccinations.

Coun Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for Highways and Neighbourhood, said: “If you haven’t already had your dog micro-chipped then make sure you take them along to one of the sessions. It will save you money and ensure that your dog is chipped before it becomes compulsory.

“The previous micro-chipping sessions have been extremely popular. Therefore we wanted to provide people with more opportunities to get their dog chipped by working with Dogs Trust again.”