Dog and cat owners in Giltbrook are being encouraged to attend a microchipping event on Saturday May 30 to Sunday June 1, to help protect their pets from being lost or stolen.
To help owners meet the government deadlines of compulsory microchipping, owners can bring their cat or dog to Pets at Home Giltbrook at any time across the two days and get their pet microchipped for the special rate of just £10.
Jamie Maddison, store manager at Pets at Home Giltbrook, said: “As the Government deadlines approach, we want to highlight the benefits of microchipping to help owners avoid the heartache of losing a pet.
“Microchipping is a simple, relatively painless and essential procedure for ensuring the welfare of your pet.”
The chip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, fits under the pet’s skin and contains information about its owner, making it easier for both to be reunited should they become separated for whatever reason.
At Pets at Home, when a chip is implanted, every pet is given a unique code number.
This is then stored along with the owner’s contact details on the UK’s largest registration database, Petlog.