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FREE microchipping for dogs in West Oxfordshire

West Oxfordshire residents are being offered a free microchipping service for their dogs this November.

Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this offer must book an appointment before taking their dog along to one of the microchipping events at WFS Country Shop, Burford Road, Witney on 12, 16, 26 or 30 November.

Booking is essential. Appointments can be booked online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/dogs or by calling 01993 861020.

The Council is responsible for stray dogs and picks up hundreds in West Oxfordshire every year, some of which are never reunited with their owners and have to be re-homed.

Microchipping is a quick and easy way of ensuring dogs can be easily identified if they go missing or are involved in an accident.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Stray dogs can cause accidents or injure themselves. Microchipping enables a dog to be quickly identified and returned to its owner, saving time and expensive kennelling fees, as well as giving a dog’s owner peace of mind.”

Dogs Trust is supplying the microchips to West Oxfordshire District Council as part of their Dogs in the Community project.

This free offer is for West Oxfordshire residents only. The Councils microchipping service, offered year round, normally costs £16.50.

Posted : 10/10/2012 10:52:24

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