Two local vet clinics are providing free chipping in conjunction with NCM and Dogs Trust.
Both Avenue Road Veterinary Hospital and Gerard O’Dowd Vets, Hale Street, Ardee are partaking in the event as part of National Chipping Month.
Chipping is being encouraged as part of the ‘Chip It Check It’ campaign, as part of a nationwide ‘National Chipping Month’ campaign during September.
The initiative highlights the benefits of microchipping pets, reminds pet owners to make sure that telephone numbers and contact details are up to date and correctly registered for their microchipped pet, with hundreds of offers for free or cut-price microchipping available during the month (details www.ncm.ie ).
Speaking in support of National Microchipping Month, Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine said: “I am happy to be here to support National Microchipping Month. Microchipping is as important for dog owners as vaccination or neutering. Microchipping speeds up rehoming for dogs which have become lost or which have strayed.