Dog owners offered free microchips to keep track of pets at Croydon canine care day
10:40am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
Dogs will be getting their chips next month at a canine care day.
Croydon Council has joined forces with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to host the event which will offer free dog micro-chipping, dog tag engraving and training, healthcare and neutering advice.
The session will be held on Thursday April 4, between 11am and 3pm at South Norwood Country Park.
The council's cabinet member for community safety, Simon Hoar, said: "This event aims to encourage the community to get involved in an educational day, with the aim of chipping as many dogs as possible and saving residents’ money – it usually costs £15 to £25 to chip a dog.
"Microchips cannot be removed or fall off like the traditional collars and tags.
"They provide a permanent form of identification which can quickly reunite owners with lost or injured pets."
For more information call 020 7627 7875.