REDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council and Dogs Trust are teaming up to improve the health and wellbeing of Redcar and Cleveland’s dogs.

On Tuesday 23 May, dog owners and their dogs are encouraged to come down to Birkdale Community Centre (36a Birkdale Drive, Eston, TS6 9EB) to receive health and training advice, free basic health checks and free microchipping to promote the wellbeing of local dogs.

The council is engaging in this event as part of a long term goal to reduce dog fouling in the borough, as well as encouraging responsible dog ownership.

Past events in Grangetown and Dormanstown have been successful with a total of 65 dog owners participating with their dogs; 69 dogs receiving health checks, and 24 being micro-chipped at the event.

Assistant director for neighbourhoods and customer service, Mike Greene talks enthusiastically of the importance of the event: “We are pleased to be working alongside Dogs Trust to encourage responsible dog ownership within Redcar and Cleveland.

“This is part of our goal to improve the health of dogs in the area and to clamp down on dog fouling so Redcar and Cleveland remains a great place to live, work and visit.”

The event runs from 11am – 3pm, and more details can be found on www.chipmydog.org.uk