The law in Northern Ireland has changed!
As from April 2012 you must have your dog microchipped!
To assist dog owners to comply with this new requirement, Dogs Trust is offering FREE DOG MICROCHIPPING through local councils and vets, until the end of the year.
A microchip is a small, electronic chip that is about the same size as a grain of rice, which is injected under your dog’s skin. The microchip is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner.
Should your dog stray or get lost and he is picked up and scanned by the dog warden or a vet, they can quickly find out the registered keepers' details. So your dog will be able to be returned to you quicker and easier!
Don’t miss out - GET YOUR DOG CHIPPED FOR FREE today!
You can ask your local veterinary practise* to chip your dog for free today, or download a list of local Microchipping Roadshow venues and dates. Alternatively, keep an eye on the local press for information on events in your area or simply go along to Dogs Trust Ballymena rehoming centre to have your dog chipped free of charge (please call 028 2565 2977 to make an appointment).
SPECIAL EVENT: We'll be attending the Children in Need event at Stormont Estate on Monday 4th of June 2012 and carrying out free microchipping. Check out the event programme and join us!
*At participating vets only. You can download a list of vets, or for further queries email us or call 0845 606 3036
Dog Of The Week
Gaz is a lively Labrador cross who came to Dogs Trust Ballymena as a stray. He is around six months old and is really friendly and likes the company of female dogs.
He would love an active family home with older children who would throw a ball for him in the garden. Gaz would like a new owner willing to continue with his training.
Visit Dogs Trust Ballymena, 60 Teeshan Road, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT43 5PN or call the centre on 028 2565 2977. www.dogstrust.org.uk
Dogs Trust Ballymena cares for hundreds of dogs every year in 25 kennels. Our friendly team are waiting to welcome you! Whether you're an experienced owner or a first timer, our dedicated staff will help you choose the dog that's right for you, your family and your lifestyle.
The Pets at Home Adoption Advisors will be in the below stores throughout July and August:
|Tues 23rd July||Sun 28th July||Bangor|
|Fri 2nd Aug||Sun 4th Aug||Derry|
|Mon 5th Aug||Fri 9th Aug||Newtownabbey|
|Sun 11th Aug||Sat 17th Aug||Colraine|
|Sun 18th Aug||Sat 24th Aug||Ballymena|
Can You Help?
We are looking for donations for our tombola, raffle and bric-a-brac stall. From unwanted gifts, to unusual items that can help us raise money on the day! Please contact the centre on 028 2565 2977.
If you have any rehoming queries or want to know more about a particular dog, please call the centre on 028 2565 2977. You can also find out more about the people here on our Meet the Team page.
Our Northern Ireland Education Officer, Cathy Clyde, provides information and free workshops to schools focussing on responsible dog ownership. You can find out more about Dogs Trust Education and get free teaching and learning resources from the Learn with Dogs website, or contact Cathy using the details below (please do not contact Cathy about dogs / with centre queries, but call 028 2565 2977):
T: 02825 650 045 - Email Cathy
The Centre is also the base of Campaign Manager for Northern Ireland Ronnie Milsop. He can be contacted on (please do not contact Ronnie about dogs / with centre queries, but call 028 2565 2977):
T: 028 256 32820 / F: 028 256 30649 - Email Ronnie
We look forward to meeting you the next time you pop in to visit!