Dogs Trust will be offering free dog microchipping in Bray this week as part of their National Microchipping Awareness Campaign.
The dog welfare charity believe that micro chipping dogs will help owners reunite with their pet if they ever get lost or go missing.
Free chipping will take place at Maxi Zoo store in Bray, next Monday August 13. Note: Booking is essential.
Although it has been a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped since April 2016 — and registered with a government approved database — less than half of dogs are fully compliant with the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015, according to Government approved database Fido.
Last year, only 25% of stray dogs entering Irish Pounds were reunited with their owners, according to statistics from the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Dogs Trust believes through microchipping and correct registration, this figure could be greatly improved.
Free microchipping certificates will also be available at the event for dog owners who have their dog’s microchipped, but do not yet have a certificate.
If you are unsure of your dog’s microchip number, visit your local veterinary practice and ask to have your dog scanned with a microchip reader.
Remember if you change address or phone number, or transfer ownership of your dog, you must update your details straight away with your dog’s microchip database provider.