The Dogs Trust Ballymena based microchipping unit is celebrating a microchipping landmark. Their mobile microchipping team have reached the total of 1000 dogs chipped in a year throughout Northern Ireland! The team are based at the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre on Teeshan Road just outside Ballymena. The unit also run events throughout Northern Ireland in a bid to ensure responsible dog ownership in local communities. Northern Ireland was the first part of the UK to make microchipping compulsory for all dogs in 2012.
The Dogs Trust Campaign Officer, Deirdre O’Neill, spoke about the achievement.
“This is a major landmark for Dogs Trust. Microchipping, collar and tagging is proven to be the most effective way to reunite lost dogs with their owners.
“Our mobile microchipping unit is a great way of engaging with local communities. We can continue to raise awareness of this legislation so that more dog owners come forward. Microchipping will ensure their dog can always be returned to them should they go missing.
“It’s important for Dogs Trust to provide the public with the tools and information they need to practice responsible dog ownership, whilst giving their pets the best possible life.”
“It is important that we continue to raise awareness of microchipping, collar and tagging, so that more dog owners come forward to ensure their dog can always be returned to them, should they go missing. Anyone who has ever lost their pet will agree it is very distressing and the worst part is not knowing where they are.”
The Dogs Trust Ballymena based microchipping unit have microchipped 1000 dogs throughout NI in a year. The mobile unit as well as microchipping, runs events to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership.
The manager of Dogs Trust Ballymena also commented. “We are very proud of the campaigns team’s success and this achievement also supports our rehoming efforts too. It is important that families who adopt from us are aware of the requirement on their part to keep their new pet’s microchip details up-to-date throughout their dog’s life.”
Clickhere to read more about the importance of microchipping your dog.
Are you are interested in adopting a dog? Do you want to find out more about Dogs Trust Ballymena Rehoming Centre? You can visit their website here. You can also phone them on 0300 303 0292.