Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 13.50.13More than 300 dogs have been ‘made legal’ by Richmondshire District Council officers.

The dog warden service has helped microchip the animals – carried out at free events over the last few years.

As a result of the recent change in the law it is illegal not to microchip these pets so with the help of the Dogs Trust council officers have been trained to undertake the process. The trust supplies the chips free of charge.

When the dog warden collects a stray dog and it is not microchipped the owner is given the chance to have the dog chipped for free. Free events also help other residents take up the offer to have their dogs chipped free of charge – the next one is today (Thursday April 28).

Places are limited and are by appointment only – for more information or to book contact 01748 829100 or dog.warden@richmondshire.gov.uk.