Free microchipping comes to Campbeltown

Ellie Upstill-Goddard and Jillian Rose from Dogs Trust offered advice to West Highland terrier Hamish's owner. 50_c36dogstrust01

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Fyne Homes, in partnership with the Dogs Trust, is offering free microchipping in a bid to promote responsible dog ownership.

A change to the law means failure to have a dog chipped could result in a £500 fine.

There will also be free health checks, advice and information leaflets at the free drop-in event in the former Red Cross Hall, Kirk Street, on Wednesday March 6, from noon to 4pm.

As well as the Campbeltown session, events will be held in Lochgilphead, Dunoon and Rothesay.

Proving popular in the past, 158 dogs were examined by a qualified veterinary nurse and 68 were microchipped at previous events.

Craig Baxter, Fyne Homes’ tenant participation officer, said: ‘Although Fyne Homes arranges the events, they are open to the whole community and everyone and their dog, of course, is welcome.

‘The response in the past has been fantastic and the team at the Dogs Trust has been delighted with the turnout.’