Pet own­ers urged to chip their an­i­mals

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

PET own­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to mi­crochip their an­i­mals this month.

June is Na­tional Mi­crochip­ping Month and a city vet­eri­nary cen­tre is of­fer­ing dis­counts off the elec­tronic tag­ging pro­ce­dure to en­cour­age own­ers to have their dogs and cats iden­tichipped.

Hampton Vet­eri­nary Cen­tre, at Har­gate Way, is of­fer­ing the process at £12.50.

As well as en­cour­ag­ing own­ers to get their pets mi­crochipped, they are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple who have al­ready done so to en­sure their de­tails are up to date on the mi­crochip data­base, so that they can be con­tacted if their missing pet is found.

Head vet­eri­nary nurse at the prac­tice Tracey Plant said: “We have quite a few dogs and cats brought into us as strays, dead and alive, that are not mi­crochipped so we can­not trace the own­ers.

“We think a fair few come in on vans and lor­ries from out­side the area, so we have no way of get­ting hold of the own­ers.

“We also have some happy end­ings. A cat that was mi­crochipped, that had been missing for ap­prox­i­mately six weeks from Wood­ston, was found in Hampton and re­united with her owner a few weeks ago.”

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