Dog owners paws for advice
KINTYRE’S dog owners were barking mad to miss a free advice session this week.
Housing association Fyne Homes organised for animal welfare charity Dogs Trust to visit Campbeltown’s Victoria Hall, offering free advice and micro-chipping to pet owners.
Micro-chipping became mandatory for all dogs under government legislation
which came into force in April last year.
Hundreds of Kintyre residents took advantage of a free Dogs Trust micro-chipping service at the time, but some are still unchipped.
Although organised with Fyne Homes’ tenants, who may not be able to afford to get their dog chipped, in mind, this week’s event was open to everyone.
A Fyne Homes spokesperson said: ‘If people can’t afford to get their dogs chipped then they won’t be able to pay any fine they get either.’
As well as micro-chipping dogs, Dogs Trust campaigns assistant Ellie Upstill-Goddard and veterinary nurse Jillian Rose offered information leaflets, health and training advice and basic health checks to more than 20 dog owners.
Ellie Upstill-Goddard and Jillian Rose from Dogs Trust offered advice to West Highland terrier Hamish’s owner.