Free Microchipping for dogs @ The Dogs Trust
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Free Microchipping for dogs @ The Dogs Trust

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Found 18th Feb 2013
Microchipping will soon be compulsory for all dog owners in England, following an announcement made by the Westminster Government that has been welcomed by Dogs Trust.

Get your dog microchipped and have the assurance that should he become lost (or be stolen), he is more likely to be returned to you safe and sound.

Dogs Trust has set aside £6m towards microchipping all of the un-chipped dogs in England. However, we estimate that the cost of chipping half these dogs will total £3m (a cost that Dogs Trust will cover) and we are expecting that the support of other organisations offering free microchipping will cover the remaining cost to ensure that all un-chipped dogs in the England will be covered.

We are hoping that those who can afford to give a donation will help us recoup costs.
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Very good tip. Well done op.
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backtothecaves

Very good tip. Well done op.



thanks glad you liked it ..
Thank you for posting. I hope it get dog owners who have not microchipped off there backsides.
I got my dog chipped for free from the Dogs Trust last year, brilliant service, be sure to give a donation.
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gsj87

I got my dog chipped for free from the Dogs Trust last year, brilliant … I got my dog chipped for free from the Dogs Trust last year, brilliant service, be sure to give a donation.



Thanks for the comment, it's always nice to hear from someone with experience of the offer
This is a great scheme - micro-chipping becomes mandatory from 6th April 2016, and there are an estimated 3.2M dogs in the UK not micro-chipped at the moment.

In addition to the Dogs Trust offer, Battersea Dogs Home branches and Blue Cross will also be chipping for free in the future, but you should make a donation if you can afford it*.

Our own dog is a Dogs Trust rescue dog, so comes micro-chipped anyway, but three friends / family have taken theirs along in the past and the dogs don't seem to mind the procedure.

*If you are paying for an Internet service to read this, then you can afford to make a donation, can't you?
michaelsouris

This is a great scheme - micro-chipping becomes mandatory from 6th April … This is a great scheme - micro-chipping becomes mandatory from 6th April 2016, and there are an estimated 3.2M dogs in the UK not micro-chipped at the moment.In addition to the Dogs Trust offer, Battersea Dogs Home branches and Blue Cross will also be chipping for free in the future, but you should make a donation if you can afford it*.Our own dog is a Dogs Trust rescue dog, so comes micro-chipped anyway, but three friends / family have taken theirs along in the past and the dogs don't seem to mind the procedure.*If you are paying for an Internet service to read this, then you can afford to make a donation, can't you?



It's going to become mandatory for us too soon...
Excellent news although it is upsetting that people own dogs and can't afford for things like this.

My vet charged £10 per dog for microchipping, if you can't afford a one off cost of a tenner towards your pet should you really have one?
Why not bring back the dog licence? That was just as enforceable as this will be.
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Most decent people will give a donation but this deal is just setup for the 1000s of wasters who get s dog just to get more benefits
We paid £25 to have our dog microchipped at our vets which is expensive. I think £10 is a fair price and everyone who owns a dog should have to pay.
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aberfal

Most decent people will give a donation but this deal is just setup for … Most decent people will give a donation but this deal is just setup for the 1000s of wasters who get s dog just to get more benefits



I think that's a little unfair. It might seem a pittance to you but what about the thousands of elderly people who have dogs for company but are struggling on a pension with very little spare cash for things like this.
Good find!
will they place the chip in my bike instead , ,,, looool, just kidding
people next!!
I have just started to receive benefits due to being unable to work after car crash, when i asked for help with living costs they said i couldnt have help to feed my dog only myself so that blows help from the social out
thanks
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