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Pets micro-chipping event to be held in Redhill this weekend
2:20pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Local News
Pets At Home's Redhill store will be running a dogs and cats micro-chipping event this weekend.
Owners will be able to take their dogs and cats along to the store any time this Saturday or Sunday (October 26 and 27) and get them micro-chipped at a special rate.
Micro-chipping is the most effective way of increasing the chances of a missing pet being returned safely to its owner. To help owners meet the Government deadlines of compulsory micro-chipping (2015 in Wales and 2016 in England), the branch is holding regular micro-chipping events throughout the year. John Gaston, store manager at Pets at Home Redhill, said: “Micro-chipping, in its simplest terms, means that if your cat or dog is lost or stolen, there is a better chance you will avoid any heartache and be re-united with your beloved pet.”
He said: “It’s an easy, relatively painless service that we’re already seeing the benefits from, with many of our customers telling us stories they’ve heard of missing pets being reunited with their owners.”
The chip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, fits under the pet’s skin and contains information about its owner, making it easier for both to be reunited should they become separated for whatever reason. At Pets at Home, when a chip is implanted, every pet is given a unique code number, which is then stored, along with the owner’s contact details, on the UK’s largest registration database, Petlog.
For more information on micro-chipping visit: www.petsathome.com