Dogs Trust, in partnership with Ballymoney Borough Council, is hosting a Microchipping Roadshow next week.
This follows the success of previous roadshows. To date over 1,500 dogs have been microchipped at these events since the first one was organised in January 2012. The roadshow, alongside the valuable microchipping work undertaken by local veterinary practices, allows owners to licence their dog in accordance with the amended dog licensing requirements introduced in April 2012.
Microchipping has a number of benefits. These include the return of stray pets directly to their owner, a deterrent to dog theft and the identification of dogs in emergency situations.
The roadshow will be visiting the Borough from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th March. Owners will be able to get their dog microchipped and registered free of charge thus potentially saving up to £30. The whole process takes less than five minutes and a member of Dogs Trust staff is on hand to give advice.
The roadshow will be visiting various locations throughout the Borough on the following dates;
Monday 23rd March: Chapel Car Park, Dunloy, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Monday 23rd March:The Green @ Carnany, Ballymoney, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Tuesday 24th March: Balnamore Community Centre, Balnamore, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Tuesday 24th March: Fullans Car Park, Rasharkin, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday 25th March: Doctor’s Corner, Cloughmills, 11.00am -12.30pm
Wednesday 25th March: Main Street , Dervock, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 26th March: New car park @ McFadden’s shop, Stranocum, 11.00am -12.30pm
Thursday 26th March: Trinity Drive, Ballymoney, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Friday 27th March: Riverside Park, Armour Avenue, Ballymoney, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Saturday 28th March: Pet and Country, Townhead Street., Ballymoney 11.00am – 3.00pm.
Should members of the public require any further information on the roadshow or microchipping, please contact Borough Services on (028) 2766 0257.