Dog owners have been invited to have their pets microchipped for free.
Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens will be at Southgate Playing Fields between 10.30am and 2.30pm on July 10 to provide a free microchipping service and offer help and advice as part of their Responsible Dog Ownership Campaign.
The event, run in partnership with the Dogs Trust, aims to help dog owners keep their pets safe and comply with a new law which means microchips for dogs will be compulsory from April 6 2015.
Cllr Colin Lloyd, Cabinet member for environment, said: “One of the Community Wardens’ key responsibilities is to deal with straying dogs and work to reunite owners and lost pets – a task made much easier if a microchip can be used.
“More than 120 dog owners have already taken up this great offer and I would encourage all owners to do the same before the law changes in 2016.”
Microchips are more secure than name tags and can hold information such as details of the legal owner.
Dog owners can have their pet microchipped at home at weekends, evenings and during the day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.