11:06AM, Thursday 06 August 2015
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in Windsor will be offering free microchipping for dogs this weekend at Metrobank, in Peascod Street, Windsor.
This will be the third year that the charity and the bank have teamed up to offer the service, which will be available from 11am till 3.30pm.
And it’s one which is set to become increasingly important as, from April, it will be a legal requirement for dog owners to have their pets chipped.
Sharon Sealey, community engagement manager with the animal shelter, said: “Many dog owners don’t realise how helpful a microchip can be.
“It’s just the size of a grain of rice and can reunite a lost pet with their owner within hours.
“Losing your dog is distressing for you and your dog who may end up in kennels relying only on the hope that their owner will think to call the centre they’re waiting in.
“Microchipping is the only permanent way of identifying your pet and it ensures that any lost pet can be reunited with its owner as quickly as possible.
“A quick reunite may also save you money in reclaiming fees.”
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