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 here.
Dog Of The Week
Greg loves attention and going for his daily walks. He also loves his toys but can be a little possessive!
Greg is looking for an adult home and would be best as the only pet. He is house trained and also likes to go for a spin in the car.
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 October / November:
Boucher Road P@H Tues 7th – Sun 12th Oct
Ballymena P@H Tues 14th – Sun 19th Oct
Lisburn P@H Tues 21st – Sun 26th Oct
Newtownabbey P@H Tues 28th Oct – Sun 2nd Nov
Coleraine P@H Tues 4th – Sun 9th Nov
Bangor P@H Tues 11th – Sun 16th Nov
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: 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!