Springing into action at Dogs Trust West Calder
Microchipping may have only become compulsory today (6th April), but it was business as usual at Dogs Trust West Calder as they continued the charity’s free microchipping programme, by microchipping its first litter of puppies since it became a legal requirement, before they headed off to their forever homes.
Dogs Trust has been providing free microchipping at its network of 20 rehoming centres, and at a variety of events up and down the country since 1999.
Today’s law change comes as a result of years of campaigning by Dogs Trust for all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales to be microchipped. All dog owners should ensure their dogs are microchipped, and that their contact details are kept up to date.
The puppies, named Cornflower, Laurel, Cherry, Jasmine and Lily will now head off to their new homes, with their owners safe in the knowledge that should they go missing or stray, their microchip gives them the best chance of being reunited. Two of the puppies, Heath and Hawthorn are still looking for their special someone.
Dogs Trust offers free microchipping by appointment, or at an event near you. Click here for further details.
Click here to read the full Dogs Trust Q&A on Microchipping.
If you could offer Heath or Hawthorn a forever home, please contact Dogs Trust West Calder on 0300 303 0292.