November 2, 2014
Free dog chipping sessions to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this month

Sedgemoor District Council is offering a free micro chipping service later this month to help protect dogs in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge.

Usual fees are between £20 and £30, but Sedgemoor District Council is offering the service for free at a special session.

Micro chipping is now recognised as the most effective and secure way of permanently identifying a pet. The law is changing from April 2016 when all dogs will be required to have a microchip.

Free micro chipping will be available for dogs at the Apex Park Office on Monday 10th November between 9.30am and 12 mid-day. A second session will be held on Wednedsay 12th November between 2.30pm and 5pm. No booking is required - just turn up on the day.

"Micro chipping is now recognised as the most effective and secure way of permanently identifying a dog. Many are lost or stolen and it can be very distressing for pet owners. Of the many thousands of dogs that go missing each year, it is estimated that less than half are reunited with their owners," said a council spokesman.

"If Sedgemoor’s Dog Wardens find a lost dog that has a microchip, they can contact the national database to find the owner’s details. The owner is then contacted and reunited with their dog."

For further information, contact the dog warden service on 01278 435210.


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