Get your dog microchipped for free, before the law changes.

Release Date: 05-Feb-2016
Kirklees Council Dog Wardens are offering a FREE dog microchipping service at several locations.
All dogs must be microchipped by 6 April

All dogs must be microchipped by 6 April

From 6th April 2016 every dog in England MUST be microchipped and the keeper’s details must be registered on an approved database. This is to help reunite people with their lost or stolen pets, and to track down irresponsible owners.

If your dog isn’t microchipped by the 6th April, you may be served with a notice requiring the dog to be microchipped within 21 days. If you don’t comply with the notice you may face criminal prosecution and a £500 fine.

Where to get your dog microchipped for free:

• Thursday 25th February 11am – 3pm, DRAM centre Ridgeway, Dalton, HD5 9QJ
• Friday 26th February 9am – 1pm, Oakwell Hall Visitors centre, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG
• Wednesday 2nd March 10am - 2.30pm, Greenhead Park Community Room Trinity Street, Huddersfield HD1 4HS
• Tuesday 8th March 10am – 3pm, Crow Nest Park, Parklife Lodge, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG
• Friday 18th March 12pm – 4pm, Oakwell Hall Visitors Centre, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG
• Wednesday 23rd March 10am – 3pm, Sands Recreation Ground, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth - look for the Kirklees POD
• Tuesday 5th April 10am – 2pm, Earlsheaton Park, Cross Park Street, Earlsheaton - look for the Kirklees POD

Please note: dogs must be 12 weeks old or over to be chipped.

At the event, a microchip the size of a grain of rice will be inserted under your dog’s scruff of the neck. The procedure will only take a few seconds to complete and only has to be done once in your dog’s lifetime.

The microchip will hold up-to-date information about the dog and the keeper's contact details. More information on registering your details will be available from the dog wardens at the various events. Dog microchipping normally costs between £20- £30.

Make sure to get your dog microchipped for free at one of the above centres, before the law changes on the 6th April.

All microchips have been kindly donated by the Dogs Trust charity.