Microchip your dog at session in resort

Dogs are being chipped.
Dogs are being chipped.
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A microchipping sessionhas been arranged inMorecambe to help dog owners avoid breaking the law.

Lancaster City Council is working partnership with the Dogs Trust ahead of new laws that take effect fromApril 2016, making it compulsory for all dogs to be micro chipped.

Following a successful event earlier in the year, held at Marsh Community Centre in Lancaster ,the council has arranged an event in Morecambe.

It will be held on Thursday August 14 between 11am and 3pm at Stanley Road Baptist Church Hall, Stanley Road, Morecambe.

Dog owners are invited to turn up on the day with their dog with no need to book.

Coun Karen Leytham, Cabinet member with responsibility for Environmental Health, said: “We believe that making the micro chipping of dogs compulsory is an important step forward for dog welfare. It will also assist our dog wardens in reuniting owners with their pets and reduce the burden placed on animal shelters when owners cannot be traced.”