Free microchipping from Dogs’ Trust

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THE Dogs’ Trust, in partnership with Ballymoney Borough Council, is hosting a Microchipping Roadshow later this month.

This follows the success of previous roadshows when uptake by local dog owners has been the highest in Northern Ireland.

To date almost 1,000 dogs have been microchipped at the roadshows.

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

Over the past year Council has seen many benefits of microchipping, in particular, the speed at which we have been able to reunite owners with pets which have gone missing.

The roadshow will be visiting the Borough from Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November. 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 Dogs Trust staff are on hand to give advice.

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

 Tuesday 30th October: Riverside Park, Armour Avenue, Ballymoney, 10.00am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 30th October: The Corner, Main Street, Cloughmills, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 31st October: Main St (Willowbank Terrace), Stranocum, 10.00am -12.30pm

Wednesday 31st October: Millennium Centre, Lough Road, Loughgiel, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Thursday 1st November: Fulton Park Recreation Grounds, Balnamore, 10.00am -12.30pm

Thursday 1st November: Fullans Supermarket, Main Street, Rasharkin, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Friday 2nd November: 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.