Free Microchipping of dogs at Fermanagh County Show

Free microchipping of dogs at Council marquee at Fermanagh County Show

Published: 24th July 2015

Dog owners across the Fermanagh and Omagh district can have their dogs microchipped free of charge at the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council marquee at Fermanagh County Show.

Council Dog Wardens will be on hand at the Show on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August 2015 to implant a microchip, equivalent to the size of a grain of rice, under the dog’s skin using a specially designed device. It usually costs up to £20 to have a dog microchipped.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, explains microchipping is the most effective way of reuniting lost or stolen dogs with their rightful owners and reducing the number of stray dogs.

“Each microchip is coded with a unique number that is linked to a computer database containing owner’s details. Once an animal is microchipped, a local dog warden or vet can scan lost or stolen dogs to trace their owners.”

Only dogs that are microchipped can be issued with a dog licence. Dog owners with an unlicensed dog are liable to a £75 fine.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s marquee will be located at the showgrounds at Fermanagh County Show. Free dog microchipping will be available at the Council marquee during Show opening hours. Fermanagh County Show takes place on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August 2015 from 4 pm to 10 pm and 10 am to 4 pm respectively.

For further information about dog microchipping and responsible dog ownership please telephone Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777.

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For further information please contact Elizabeth Harkin, tel: 0300 303 1777 or

Email: Elizabeth,harkin@fermanaghomagh.com

 

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