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Get your dog microchipped this year for FREE!

Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2018

News story about Pendle Council and the Dogs Trust teaming up for a free microchipping event for dogs on Tues 4 Dec.

David Alexander who leads Pendle's Dog Warden Team, pictured with his dog Hamish.

Dog owners in Pendle have their last chance to get their pet microchipped for free this year.

The event is taking place on Tuesday 4 December from 11am – 3pm at Victoria Park Pavilion, Carr Road, Nelson BB9 7SS.

David Alexander, who manages Pendle Council’s Dog Warden Team, said:

“Don’t forget it’s the law for all dogs to be microchipped and dog owners risk a £500 fine if their dogs aren’t chipped,” he warned.

“Microchipping is a permanent way of identifying your pet if they get lost, so make sure you change your chip if you move house!” He added.

Pendle Council has teamed up with the Dogs Trust for this final event of the year which includes free nail clipping, a general health check by a veterinary nurse and a check your chip service.

“The health check includes looking at eyes, ears, teeth and weight, to make sure your dog is happy, fit and healthy,” explained David. 

Councillor Paul White, Leader of Pendle Council said:
“Pendle dogs are in good hands as our Dog Warden Team has won an RSPCA Gold Pawprint award for the 10th year in a row for their work in caring for dogs, including stray dogs. 

“We’re delighted that for every year since the RSPCA awards first began our team has won a Gold Pawprint award, making them one of the top teams in the UK,” he said.

The team takes care of stray, lost and found dogs and helps with problem dogs and dangerous dogs.

Information on how they can help plus details on microchipping can be found on www.pendle.gov.uk/dogs

 “And this landmark year we were awarded a Platinum Stray Dogs Footprint in recognition of our ten continuous years as Gold Pawprint winners,” he added.

The team takes care off stray, lost and found dogs and helps with problem dogs and dangerous dogs and information on how they can help plus details on microchipping can be found on www.pendle.gov.uk/dogs