MSP backs dog microchipping day

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey has teamed up with Dogs Trust in support of a free microchipping event.

The SNP member will host the animal charity at the Arbroath Community Centre between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, August 18, where local pet owners will have the opportunity to chip their canine companions. Dogs Trust representatives will also be on hand to advise on the benefits of microchipping.

Mr Dey said: “Microchipping is an effective tool in tracing lost and stolen dogs. I would therefore encourage local pet owners to visit the Arbroath Community Centre to have their dog or dogs chipped.

“It’s a simple procedure that has already provided owners throughout the country with peace of mind.

“And Dogs Trust deserve enormous credit for putting their money where their mouth is on this issue and providing this service free of charge.”

Sophie Gauss, Education and Community Assistant at Dogs Trust said: “We are delighted to be offering free microchips to the dogs of Arbroath.

“Microchipping is a simple and effective tool which helps to rapidly reunite lost or straying pets with their owners. This, in turn, reduces the number of healthy dogs unnecessarily put to sleep and saves money for local authorities by cutting kennelling costs.

“The welfare benefits of microchipping are manifold, so we urge local residents to drop into Arbroath Community Centre and avail of this free offer for their furry friends!”