Erewash Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Dog Warden Service is offering FREE dog microchipping and is urging dog owners in the borough to take advantage of the free offer while stocks last.
The offer comes ahead of next year’s 6 April deadline when it will become compulsory for every dog in the UK to be microchipped and registered to an approved database.
Microchips hold all kinds of vital information, including details of the owner – meaning that if a dog is picked up as a stray it can be easily reunited with its owner as vets, dog wardens and others can scan the ‘chip’.
Dog owners interested in the free offer can contact the council on 0115 907 2244 and ask for the Neighbourhood Dog Warden Service who will arrange a convenient time to visit their property and implant the chip.
Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
We hope as many owners as possible take advantage of this great offer ahead of next year’s deadline. One of the key responsibilities of our Neighbourhood Dog Wardens is dealing with stray dogs and they always work hard to reunite owners and their lost pets – a task made much easier with a microchip.