Free dog microchipping coming to South Liverpool Homes

Published: 29 June 2016

South Liverpool Homes (SLH), in partnership with Dogs Trust, is offering a free microchipping and chip checking service on Tuesday 26 July.

The law has now changed and all dogs much be microchipped, with owners facing fines of up to £500. Getting your dog microchipped gives you the assurance that should your dog become lost (or be stolen), he or she is more likely to be returned to you safe and sound. Microchipping also has a number of other benefits including reducing puppy farming and helping combat animal cruelty.

The initiative is part of SLH’s Community Safety work, with our residents identifying responsible dog ownership as one of a number of neighbourhood issues that they feel strongly about. The event follows SLH’s responsible dog ownership campaign on June’s Wednesday Walkabout, which saw neighbourhood teams distribute information packs and resources to residents.

The microchipping event will take place from 11:00am to 3:00pm at South Liverpool Homes, Conleach Road, Speke, Liverpool L24 0TY.

Please note the following before attending:

  • All dogs must be wearing a collar and lead and have a handler present who is 18 years or over.
  • All puppies (up to the age of six months old) should be fully vaccinated and must be carried. Dogs Trust reserve the right to ask for proof of vaccination.
  • Proof of address will be required.

The service will operate on a drop-in, no appointment necessary basis so owners must be prepared to wait. The offer is subject to availability and the resources of the charity. The queue will be closed at an appropriate point to ensure that the last dog is seen at 3:00pm.

The event will also give South Liverpool Homes residents to complete and sign a dog agreement – anyone completing an agreement before 5 August 2016 will be entered into a draw with a chance of winning a doggie hamper!

For more information contact 020 7837 0006 or visit www.chipmydog.org.uk or call our Community Safety team on 0330 303 3000.