Dog owners in Brightlingsea will be the next to benefit from a chance to have their pets micro-chipped for free.

Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Dog Wardens will be at the Parish Hall in Victoria Place on March 3 from 10am to 2pm. Pet owners just need to turn up on the day and no appointments are necessary.

The Dog Wardens have micro-chipped more than 3,000 dogs across the District since they began the initiative almost four years ago. The service saves owners around £40.

Michael Talbot, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said that he hopes that dog owners will spread the word so as many people as possible make use of the free service.

“It is not long now before it will become law for all dogs to be chipped and this is an opportunity before the regulations bite on April 6,” he said. “It is completely free so get along and benefit from the session in Brightlingsea which has been requested by the Town Council.”

The chips are provided free of charge by the Dogs Trust which has received donations of about £3,000 from owners in Tendring. TDC’s Dog Wardens are lining up more sessions before April 6 and details will be released as soon as they have been finalised.

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