Dog owners in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being offered a free micro-chipping service for their pets ahead of a new law being introduced.

From April 2016 it will be a legal requirement for all dogs to be micro-chipped and registered to their owners in England.

RSPCA North Somerset Branch are offering to micro-chip 300 dogs for free in the branch area.

Micro-chipping sessions will be held at the RSPCA Animal Centre in Brent Knoll and at its Weston super Mare office every Thursday and Saturday until April 16th, by appointment only.

To book an appointment please ring 01278 782671. Opening times are 11am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm (closed Mondays), but supplies are limited.