Barking mad to miss microchipping event

Published Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Hartlepool owners of pampered pooches don’t want to miss a microchipping event next week.

Organised in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council and Thirteen, a drop-in Dogs Trust Community Event is taking place on Monday 12 November at the Phoenix Centre, Hartlepool from 11am until 3pm.

At the event a veterinary nurse will be carrying out basic health checks looking at eyes, ears, teeth, weight and nail clipping to ensure your dog is happy, fit and healthy.

Free on-the-spot microchipping will also be available, as well as advice about changing microchip details should it be needed. Dogs Trust will not chip active hunting hounds or litters of puppies.

Alongside the health checks, representatives will be on hand to answer questions on diet, training and neutering, with each owner receiving a responsible dog ownership pack. Free goodie packs also available for puppy owners, those who are thinking of getting a puppy, or owners who are keen to move more with their furry friend.

Alison Carberry, who is responsible for Hartlepool Borough Council’s Dog Warden Service, said: “The Dogs Trust Community Events offer owners a fantastic opportunity to ask questions and receive information from trained professionals.

“As microchipping became a legal requirement as of April 2016, it’s more important than ever that dog owners ensure they are on the right side of the law by having their puppies and dogs microchipped.

“The event will be an informal session and all breeds of dogs are welcome, so drop by with your four legged friend and say hello.”

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Puppies under six months old must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccinations must be brought along to the event. If a puppy has recently been vaccinated, they must be carried for the ten days following their final vaccination. Dogs over six months old do not require proof of vaccination.

For more information, visit

Hpool council thirteen group event web