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Date added: 28 March 2017

Free Pet Microchipping Goes Mobile! 

Get your pets along to Wroughton and Wichelstowe this April
 
A free mobile microchipping event will be staged by Swindon Borough Council in Wroughton and Wichelstowe on Saturday 1st April, working in partnership with the Blue Cross.

Dogs and cats

The service - available for both dogs and cats – will be held at three separate stops around Wroughton, to be as accessible as possible.

There is no need to book ahead, and there are no restrictions on the types of dogs and cats that can be microchipped.

The clinics will be held at:

10am- 11am Outside Stoweaway Community Centre, Staldon Road, East Wichel, Swindon, SN1 7AG

11:15am – 12:15pm Outside Ellendune Community Centre, Barrett Way, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9LW

12:30pm – 1:15pm Outside Maunsell Way Recreation Ground, Wroughton, SN4 9JF.

Microchipping increases the chance of lost or stolen pets being returned to their owners, and all stray dogs picked up by Swindon Borough Council are scanned for a microchip. The law now requires all dogs over the age of 8 weeks to be microchipped with fully up-to-date ownership details.

This event will run under an ‘amnesty’, so no-one faces prosecution for bringing a dog along that is unchipped.

Although cats are not subject to the same regulations, they are still prone to straying, so a microchip can help reunite them with their owners speedily.
 
Contact your vet

Owners who need to get their dogs or cats microchipped but cannot get along to the event, are urged to contact their vet. Alternatively, they can arrange an appointment with the Blue Cross at Burford on 0300 777 1570, who will microchip any dog or cat for free.

Another event will take place on 22nd April in Pinehurst and Penhill, with timings to be announced in due course.
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