New free micro-chipping sessions in the Isle

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There is another chance to get your dog micro-chipped for free, in Epworth next week.

A session will take place on Thursday, January 23 at the pay and display car park, Church Street in Epworth between 11am and 3pm.

The dog chipping sessions organised by North Lincolnshire Council have proved very popular, and will now run until April.

They will take place at various locations so that every dog owner in North Lincolnshire has the opportunity to take advantage of the micro-chipping – saving around £20 to £30 a time.

The Dogs Trust has donated micro-chips towards the process that will soon be compulsory for all dog owners in England.

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

All you need to do is turn up to a session; there is no need to book. A ticket system will be in place, to ensure everyone is seen.

There will be another session on Thursday March 20, at the pay and display car park, Potts Lane, Crowle from 11am to 3pm.

Coun Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for Highways and Neighbourhood, said: “This is excellent that even more dogs in North Lincolnshire will be able to get micro-chipped for free. Dog owners should take advantage of this before it becomes compulsory for all dogs to be chipped.

“It is important that you get your dog chipped – it can save a lot of heartache and enables your pet to be traced back to you should it be stolen. A collar and tag is still law and you must have an up-to-date ID tag with the dog owners contact details. This allows anyone finding a stray dog to contact the owner and reunite them.

“The next sessions will be taking place in Barton, Crowle and Brigg – look out for a session near you and make the most of this great offer.”