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Dogs Trust, in partnership with Ballymoney Borough Council, is hosting a Microchipping Roadshow in September.

This follows the success of previous roadshows. To date over 1,300 dogs have been microchipped at these events since the first one was organised in January 2012.

The roadshow, alongside the valuable microchipping work undertaken by local veterinary practices, allows owners to licence their dog in accordance with the amended dog licensing requirements introduced in April 2012.

Microchipping has a number of benefits.

These include the return of stray pets directly to their owner, a deterrent to dog theft and the identification of dogs in emergency situations.

The roadshow will be visiting the Borough from Monday 15th to Friday 19th September.

Owners will be able to get their dog microchipped and registered free of charge thus potentially saving up to £30.

The whole process takes less than five minutes and a member of Dogs Trust staff is on hand to give advice.

The roadshow will be visiting various locations throughout the Borough on the following dates;

Monday 15th September: Carnany Community House, Ballymoney, 10.00am - 12.30pm

Monday 15th September: Glebeside Community House, Ballymoney, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tuesday 16th September: Ballybogey Community Centre, Ballybogey, 10.00am - 12.30pm

Tuesday 16th September: Main Street, Dervock, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 17th September: Balnamore Community Centre, Balnamore, 10.00am -12.30pm

Wednesday 17th September: Main Street (beside Willowbank Terrace), Stranocum, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 18th September: Fullans Supermarket, Rasharkin, 10.00am -12.30pm

Thursday 18th September: The Corner, Main Street, Cloughmills, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Friday 19th September: Riverside Park, Armour Avenue, Ballymoney, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Should members of the public require any further information on the roadshow or microchipping, please contact Borough Services on (028) 2766 0257.

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