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Council offers microchipping for dogs

Council offers microchipping for dogs West Oxfordshire District Council is offering a microchipping service for dogs.

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

Microchipping is a quick and easy way of ensuring that dogs can be easily identified if they go missing or are involved in an accident. The Council is offering microchipping at a one-off cost of £14.87 per dog.

A microchipping day will take place on Friday 20th August, 10am-4pm, at Witney Farm Supplies, Burford Road, Witney, for anyone who wants to get their dog microchipped.

Alternatively, appointments can be booked online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/microchipping or by calling 01993 861020.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We have a responsibility to pick up stray dogs and wherever possible, we try to reunite them with their owners. This can be a timely and costly process. Microchipping enables a dog to be quickly identified and returned to its owner, which could save time and money, as well as giving dog owners peace of mind.”

Posted : 23/07/2010 13:14:15

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