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 visit www.chipmydog.org.uk. 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).
*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
Henry is a cheeky little chappie, he can be possessive over toys so a home with no children would be best. Henry is an energetic boy who likes to be out and about on walks.
Henry will need an adult only home with no visiting children. He would like a home with previous terrier experience.
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.
We are having an Easter Raffle with prizes kindly donated by Jollyes and Pets At Home. Tickets are available to buy at the Centre and the draw will be done on the 18th April 2014.
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: 028 2566 1004 - 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!