Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is holding a series of free microchipping Clinics throughout the Borough, including in Limavady.
Aidan McPeake, Director of Environmental Services at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said the clinics will be held one morning per week during July and August.
“The clinics will be held in the Council offices, in which the location will change each week to ensure the whole Borough is covered,” said Mr. McPeake.
“I encourage all dog owners to take advantage of this free service to comply with the new legislation in place.”
A microchip is a small electronic chip, the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dog’s skin and contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner.
The dog owner’s contact details relating to each number are logged in a central database so, should the dog go missing or be stolen it can be scanned by Council’s Dog Wardens and returned to the owner.
Mr. McPeake added: “As part of our ‘Don’t give Dogs a Bad Name’ campaign aimed at encouraging Responsible Dog ownership, we are offering these free clinics to assist dog owners one morning per week during July and August.”
Clinics are available from 10am-2pm at; Ballycastle Council Office on at Limavady Council Office 25th July and 26th August.
Contact Council’s Environmental Health Department at 028 7034 7171 or environmental.health @causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk to book an appointment.