Staff from Barnsley Council’s Dog Warden Service in partnership with Dogs Trust had a pawsome day at the Cudworth Peace Park dog microchipping event this week.
Some 26 dogs were health checked by Dogs Trust vet and had microchips checked and information updated and five dogs were microchipped, meaning that not only are they in now line with legal requirements, but it will be easier to reunite them with their owner, should they ever slip the lead or go missing.
By law, dogs over the age of 8 weeks must be microchipped and the information details have to be up to date. There is a £500 fine for owners who fail to do this. Most vets will carry out microchipping; their fees will vary.