Free chips and checks for canines

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Campbeltown’s canines received free health checks and microchips from the Dogs Trust.

The free Campbeltown drop-in event, one of a series throughout Argyll organised by Fyne Homes to promote responsible dog ownership, saw 45 dogs checked, with 10 microchipped.

Familiar faces from the Dogs Trust, campaigns assistant for Scotland, Ellie Upstill-Goddard, and campaigns veterinary nurse, Jillian Rose, welcomed dog owners and their pets to the former Red Cross Hall, Kirk Street, last Wednesday.

As well as health checks, they offered information leaflets, training advice and some basic pet accessories.

Craig Baxter, Fyne Homes’ tenant participation officer, said: ‘It was the busiest event we have had to date and it was great to see so many dogs.

‘It was also gratifying to know that there are so many responsible dog owners out there – thanks to all who came along.

‘If anyone missed the event don’t worry, we will definitely arrange another event later in the year.

‘Thanks must also go to South Kintyre Development Trust for the lease of the former Red Cross Hall, it was a fantastic venue.’

One-year-old ‘cockalier’ Maya was one of 45 dogs who attended the Campbeltown event. 50_c11dogstrust01