The last in a series of free events for dog owners takes place next week thanks to a partnership between Hambleton District Council and Dogs Trust.

They promote the importance of health checks and microchipping – which gives assurance that if a pet is stolen or lost, it has a better chance of being returned.

Parochial Hall, Guisborough Road in Great Ayton is the venue for the session on Monday 3 July, from 11am until 3pm-  there is no need to book.  Trained officers will be on hand to provide free:

  • health checks
  • nail clipping
  • training and health advice
  • micro-chipping and checking

Information packs containing useful information and resources for those who are thinking of getting a puppy or those who have just got a puppy and also for staying healthy with your dog will also be available at the session.

Every Hambleton dog owner can get their pet chipped for free by going along to one of the roadshows, saving around £20 to £30. Dogs Trust is donating the microchips and aim to chip all dogs attending each session.

They can also check existing microchips, updating them for new owners or changed addresses. It will soon be illegal to transfer a dog to a new owner if the dog has not been microchipped. Dogs should be at least eight weeks old when they get microchipped.