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Free Microchipping event as new laws come into force

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New laws on dog microchipping are set to come into force on 6 April 2016, and Blaby District Council is offering the chance to get residents’ dogs microchipped for free before the deadline.

On Tuesday 5th April owners can take the opportunity to turn up between 10am-2pm with their dogs at the council’s offices on Desford Road, Narborough between 10am-2pm and have their dog chipped for free by a trained microchip implanter.

Michelle Ikin, Senior Animal Services Officer at the council will be on hand to offer any advice owners may want about their dog.

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Michelle Ikin:
Check details are up to date

Michelle said:

“Even if your dog is already microchipped it is very important to check that the keeper details are up to date, especially dogs who have been re-homed from rescue centres.

The new law states that the dog must be registered to the keeper of the dog.”

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Environmental Services, said:

“We want to make sure that dog owners in Blaby District are abiding by the new law, and in turn try and reduce the number of lost or stray dogs that do not have a microchip when we collect them.”

Criminal offence

Owners who have do not microchip their dogs after 6 April will be guilty of a criminal offence and could face a fine of £500.

For more information on the event call 0116 272 7555.

Free microchipping for the district’s dog owners

044-dogLocal dog owners will have the chance to microchip their dog for free this April.

In association with the Dogs Trust and Narborough Parish Council, Blaby District Council is hosting a free microchipping event at Narborough Park on Tuesday 8 April, 11am – 3pm.

The purpose of the event 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.

Blaby District Council’s senior dog warden Michelle Ikin will also be on hand to provide guidance on responsible dog ownership.

Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services, said

“This event is a must for dog owners in the district, not only can they benefit from the free microchipping service, but also speak to experts about looking after their pets in a responsible manner.”

Around 160 strays are picked up each year by the local authority’s dog wardens and about half of these are left homeless.

Photos and descriptions of all the dogs are available at www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs

All animals are assessed, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (where possible) and a fee of £105 is charged to cover these costs.

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs, email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7515.

For more information from the Dogs Trust visit www.chipmydog.org.uk or call 0207 834 0006.

Free microchipping for Blaby District dog owners

dog walkingLocal dog owners will have the chance to microchip their dog for free at two events hosted by Blaby District Council.

In association with the Dogs Trust, the events are taking place on Thursday November 28 at Braunstone Civic Centre and Friday November 29 at Bouskell Park in Blaby.

The purpose of the events is to promote responsible ownership through the Dogs in the Community Campaign, run by the Dogs Trust, and to provide a free microchipping service prior to the legislation change in April 2016 when it will be a requirement for all dogs to be microchipped.

Blaby District Council’s senior dog warden Michelle Ikin will also be on hand to provide guidance on responsible dog ownership.

Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services, said

“These two events are a must for dog owners in the district, not only can they benefit from the free microchipping service, but also speak to experts about looking after their pets in a responsible manner. The amount of stray dogs is a significant problem and I hope the campaign will work towards combating this issue.”

Around 160 strays are picked up each year by the local authority’s dog wardens and about half of these are left homeless.

Photos and descriptions of all available dogs are available at www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs

All animals are assessed, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (where possible) and a fee of £105 is charged to cover these costs.

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs, email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7515.