Fur-nomenal response to free chipping!

Dogs' Trust workers Penny and Andrew at Epworth micro-chipping event.
Dogs' Trust workers Penny and Andrew at Epworth micro-chipping event.

Almost 100 pets were taken to be microchipped at a free Epworth session organised by North Lincolnshire Council and the Dogs’ Trust.

Dog owners queued with their pets to take advantage of the service at which microchips were provided for free by the charity.

Since September last year over 360 dogs have been chipped with more events planned across the Isle and North Lincolnshire.

The next opportunity to chip pets in the Isle will be on March 20, at the pay and display car park at Potts Lane in Crowle from 11am to 3pm

Typically, owners will save up to £30 by using the service, and micro-chipping will soon be compulsory for all dog owners in England.

Getting a pet micro-chipped gives the assurance that should it be stolen it are more likely to be returned to you safely. The best way to ensure your dog is returned to you is by collar and ID tag inscribed with your name and number.

To take advantage of the offer, just turn up to one of the sessions; there is no need to book. A ticket system will be in place, so that everyone who has a ticket will get their dog micro-chipped.