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Candidate ‘chips in’ to tackle stray dog problem

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Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity was delighted to be able to welcome Justin Madders, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Ellesmere Port & Neston to a microchipping event in Montgomeryshire on Thursday 15th January.

The event, held at Wolverham Community Centre in Ellesmere Port was a great success, with local residents encouraged to bring their four legged friends along to take advantage of the free microchipping service on offer.  A total of 57 dogs were chipped on the day while Dogs Trust representatives were also on hand to offer advice and answer any general queries about responsible dog ownership, reminding dog owners of the importance of keeping their microchip database details up to date.

At the event, Justin was able to talk with local people and discuss their views on the issue while learning just how vital microchipping is in reuniting stray dogs with their owners, deterring dog theft and as a measure to reduce puppy farming.

Commenting on the event, Justin Madders said:

“I was delighted to be invited to attend this microchipping event in my constituency.  It was a wonderful opportunity to see the work of Dogs Trust first hand and to learn just how significant microchipping can be in helping return lost or stray dogs to their owners.  I support the work of Dogs Trust and believe that compulsory microchipping is a major step forward in dog welfare, not least for the part it will play in reducing the stray dog population in years to come.  I urge local dog owners to take advantage of this simple and effective tool before it becomes compulsory.”

In a bid to promote responsible dog ownership and educate the public on the beneifts of microchipping, roving teams of Dogs Trust representatives are touring the county offering free chips to the nation’s dogs.  To find out more about events in your area, visit www.chipmydog.org.uk

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. We have twenty rehoming centres across the UK and one in Ireland, and invest substantial resources in information services and education on responsible dog ownership.

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