Dog and cat owners in Worksop are being encouraged to attend a microchipping event at the edn of the month to help protect their pets from being lost or stolen.
An important part of responsible pet ownership, microchipping is the most effective way of increasing the chances of a missing pet being returned safely to its owner.
To help owners meet the Government deadlines of compulsory microchipping (2015 in Wales and 2016 in England), owners can bring their cat or dog to Pets at Home Worksop any time on Saturday, 30th or Sunday, 31st August and get their pet microchipped for the special rate of just £10.
Sally Hodkin, store manager at Pets at Home Worksop, said: “As the Government deadlines approach, we want to highlight the benefits of microchipping to help owners avoid the heartache of losing a pet.”
“Microchipping is a simple, relatively painless and essential procedure for ensuring the welfare of your pet.”
The chip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, fits under the pet’s skin and contains information about its owner, making it easier for both to be reunited should they become separated for whatever reason.
At Pets at Home, when a chip is implanted, every pet is given a unique code number, which is then stored along with the owner’s contact details on the UK’s largest registration database, Petlog.
For more information on microchipping go to www.petsathome.com or contact your local Pets at Home store.