Dog owners are being encouraged to get their pets microchipped at a free event being held in Lynn tomorrow.
People can take their pets along to Whitefriars Primary School between 10am and 3.30pm on Saturday to take advantage of the offer from the Dogs Trust, who say that owners would normally pay up to £30 for the service from a vet.
The government announced last year that all dogs in England will have to be microchipped from April 2016, in a bid to reduce the number of strays.
And among the owners supporting the initiative is ward councillor Lesley Bambridge, who will be taking along her own dog, Archie.
She said: “When I had him as a puppy, microchipping wasn’t so popular. I am aware I should have had him chipped before now.
“I’m a great supporter of Dogs Trust and I’m very pleased that they are offering this particular service to the community.”
The offer is open to dog owners aged 18 or over. All dogs must be on leads and puppies should have been vaccinated. Proof of vaccination may be required.
For more information, visit www.chipmydog.org.uk or phone 0207 8370006.