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Free Microchipping For Dogs

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3:22pm 10th October 2013

Over 3,000 dogs have been picked up off the streets of the South West, including Dorset, as strays this year.

The Dog's Trust say that's why they're working with local councils to try and get your dog returned to you as soon as possible.

They'll be stationed around the county offering free microchipping over the next few weeks.

Purbeck District Council are one of the councils getting involved, and they've organised an event at Wareham Quay at the end of the month.

Councillor Nick Cake, Environment Spokesperson for Purbeck District Council, said:  "I am pleased that the Trust is extending its free microchipping offer. By working in partnership with the Dogs Trust, the District Council is able to help relieve residents of the stress caused by the loss of a dog. "

Councillor Cake continued:  "If a lost dog is microchipped, we are able to trace the owner much more quickly, saving everyone time and added expense."

Kirsty Scott from the Dogs Trust said:  "We are delighted to be working with Purbeck District Council on the campaign and we urge dog owners to take advantage of the offer.

Kirsty continued:  "The issue of stray dogs continues to be a problem across the country and in many cases dogs can be easily reunited with their owners if they are micro chipped."

The free service will be offered from 9am to 4pm on the 28th, 29th and 30th October.

There will also be an event in Weymouth on November the 14th.

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