Dog owners can help prepare for a change in the law by attending micro-chipping days across the district.
In April 2016, the Government is introducing a law making it compulsory for all dogs to be micro chipped and an offence if they are not.
In readiness for the new legislation, Lancaster City Council in conjunction with the Dogs Trust, is arranging three micro chipping days across the district to ensure as many dog owners as possible are able to comply with the new legislation
Micro chipping involves painlessly inserting a chip the size of a grain of sand under the dog’s skin which will electronically identify the owner and address of the dog if it were ever to become lost and found by dog wardens or other animal welfare organisations.
The free micro chipping scheme will be open to everyone in the Lancaster district and the council’s dog warden service are asking residents for their help in identifying areas in which the free sessions should take place. Anyone interested in having their dog micro chipped for free should email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address or telephone 01524 582935. The information will help determine where the three events will be held.