Dog own­ers paws for advice

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

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.

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