Free dog microchipping events in September

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Following on from the success of dog microchipping events during July and August, local dog owners will again have the chance to microchip their dog for free this September.

In association with the Dogs Trust, Cambridge City Council is holding four further free dog microchipping events in Cambridge as part of a continuing programme being provided by the council’s Dog Warden Service.

The purpose of the events is to promote responsible dog ownership and provide a free microchipping service prior to the legislation change on 6 April 2016, when it will be a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped.

Currently it is a legal requirement that all dogs wear a collar and name tag but these can easily come off or get lost. Microchips are more secure and can hold a variety of information, including details of the legal owner.

The events will be held at the following locations:

  • Trumpington Pavilion on Tuesday 16 September, 11am-1pm
  • Cameron Road Recreation Ground on Saturday 20 September, 11am-1pm
  • Hanover and Princess Court on Tuesday 23 September, 10am-11:30am
  • Jesus Green on Tuesday 30 September, 10am-12pm

There is no need to book an appointment, just come along on the day.

If a dog is found straying, vets, animal welfare organisations and local authorities can easily scan their microchip, establish who the dog belongs to and quickly return them to their owners, causing less stress to the dog and giving the owner peace of mind.

Cllr Peter Roberts, Executive Councillor for Environment, Waste and Public Health said: “These events are a must for dog owners in the city where they can benefit from the free microchipping service.

Getting your dog microchipped gives the assurance that if it becomes lost, or stolen; it is more likely to be returned to you safe and sound.”

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