Monday, July 04, 2011

Dog Welfare Roadshows

Liverpool City Council working with the Merseyside Dog Forum, and in partnership with the R.S.P.C.A and the Dogs Trust will be holding a number of events during July to promote responsible dog ownership and provide owners with the opportunity to have their dog micro chipped.

In addition the P.D.S.A, the U.K’s leading veterinary charity will be in attendance at the events, offering free health checks for dogs, which will cover general fitness as well as keys concerns such as obesity and dental disease.

When and Where?

The Following Dates:-
Friday 8th July Newsham Park, L6
Saturday 9th July Wavertree Sports Park, Wellington Road, L15
Sunday 10th July Garston Sports Centre, Long Lane, L19
Monday 11th July Doric Park, Old Swan, L13
Tuesday 12 July Scargreen Park, Shottesbrook Green, L11
Wednesday 13th July Croxteth Park, L12
Saturday 16th July Walton Sports Centre, Walton Hall Avenue, L4
Sunday 17th July Sefton Park, L17
Saturday 23rd July Everton Park Sports Centre, Great Homer Street, L5

Micro chipping, dog health checks and advice on neutering and responsible dog ownership will be available each day between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

What is Micro Chipping?

The chip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is quickly implanted and carries a unique number that is recorded on a National Database.

Please note that a dog must be at least twelve weeks old before it can be “chipped”. And it needs to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Why bother?

It will help to re unite you with your dog if it manages to get out. Dogs that have been micro chipped and are found to be straying will, on the first occasion, be returned to their owner by the Animal Warden.

In cases where the owner cannot be contacted then the dog will be taken to the R.S.P.C.A kennels in Halewood. In order for the owner to subsequently reclaim the dog, all costs and kennelling fees will need to be paid in full before the dog can be released.

What will it cost?

All dog health checks and micro chipping is free of charge.

However donations will be accepted and shared amongst the animal charities that are involved in the event.

Who is Eligible?

Any dog owner from Liverpool or from any part of Greater Merseyside (Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Halton, Warrington and West Lancashire).

What if I’m unable to get my dog to the road show?

Mr Ray Gordon from “Pets to Vets”, who specialises in pet transportation has agreed to transport dogs to and from their home address to the road show, if the owner is housebound or is unable to do so themselves.

Due to limited availability this offer is open to Liverpool residents only and will need to be booked in advance, a small charge will be made to cover the costs of the transportation, further information is available by contacting Ray Gordon, “Pets to Vets” on telephone number 07941259754.

If you have any further enquiries please contact Liverpool Direct, Tel, 233 3001, who will be able to put you in touch with a member of the Animal Warden Team.

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