12
June
2013
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00:00
Europe/London

Free micro-chip day for dogs a success


Leeds City Council teamed up with the Dogs Trust to hold another of their regular events, where dog lovers were invited to bring along their dogs to Middleton Park for free dog chipping.



The day was a great success, with more than 40 dogs receiving their free micro-chip over the course of the 4-hour event. Throughout the day, responsible dog ownership was promoted, with owners being reminded of the importance of cleaning up after their dogs in order to tackle the city’s wider problem with dog litter.



Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment, said:



“I was very pleased to hear that the day was such a success and that so many people got their dogs chipped.”



“It created a great opportunity to give people advice; reminding them of what it takes to be a responsible dog owner and encouraging them to pick up after their dogs, which remains an issue that residents throughout the city are fed up with.”







Caption: Picture above shows Hilary Rodgers from New Farnley getting her dog Abbey chipped by environmental action officer Darren Banks and Dogs Trust Leeds education officer Laura Jane Muscroft. Picture below shows Michael Hulswit from Beeston with his dog Barney receiving a micro-chip from dog warden Gavin Jarrett and Laura Jane Muscroft.







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For media enquiries please contact:

Francesca Foulkes, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: francesca.foulkes@leeds.gov.uk