If you live in the Uttlesford district and have an un-microchipped dog, Uttlesford District Council’s animal warden Sue Knight will chip it for free.
It is a quick and painless procedure that greatly increases the chances of pet and owner being re-united should it go astray and Sue can carry it out in your home, by appointment.
Although your dog must by law when in a public place wear a collar and ID tag showing your name and address, microchipping your dog provides a more permanent way of identifying it should it stray.
Sue is launching a challenge to have as many dogs in the district microchipped by the end of 2013 as possible and thanks to The Dogs Trust, a limited number of chips are available free of charge.
Sue said: “Uttlesford District Council is committed to helping dog owners and I am very grateful to the Dogs Trust for providing these microchips. I would therefore urge owners of unchipped dogs in the area to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Microchipping helps reduce the number of stray dogs entering rescue centres or being put to sleep through no fault of their own.
To help in this challenge, contact Sue Knight on 01799 510594 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.