Get your pet microchipped

Five-month-old springer spaniel Breeches gets ready to have a microchip fitted with, left to right, owner Simon Hadley, Lorna Jones and Dawn Long. Picture: OX56725 Ric Mellis

Five-month-old springer spaniel Breeches gets ready to have a microchip fitted with, left to right, owner Simon Hadley, Lorna Jones and Dawn Long. Picture: OX56725 Ric Mellis Buy this photo

First published in News

DOG owners are being given the opportunity to get their pet microchipped for free this month in Witney.

Last year, West Oxfordshire District Council picked up 236 lost or stray dogs, over a third of which were never reunited with their owners.

A microchip contains contact information for the dog’s owner, which can then be scanned and read by a vet or council officer.

Doing the microchipping this month, the council’s stray dogs officer Dawn Long says the free service has had a great response.

She said: “At the moment, a collar and a tag is a legal requirement.

“But if a dog gets lost then its collar can be removed.”

The free service is for West Oxfordshire district residents only. There are still some places left on January 28 and 30 at the WFS Country Shop in Burford Road, but booking is essential.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:32am Fri 18 Jan 13

dant40 says...

Envormental and wardensl It's ashame they can't get out the office and suport your complaint about dogs barking next door even known they can hear it on the phone at different times over a year,

First time we inquired only inquired! As never lived next to people with more then two dogs. But the bloke sent them a complaint letter with out going though me on the phone first so it was a suprize when we had lots of bad language at us in the street. I tried to tel them I only inquired, and I needed to explain you guys that your dogs are going at it all hours when your out but I got told where to go.

They shut the dogs up for 28 days and now it's been going on over a year of barking

I've told them what we have suffered but said only way round it is just put your music or tv up everytime they bark. But this barking goes on to 01.00 and first thing early morning I mean 06.45 until I take kids to school, and weekends

Envomental have left us with a problem where we can't sell our house if we complain as it as to be on paper, and we have to tel the buyer. It's a living hell.

I put this because its to do with dogs, and hope someone might have a better way to go and get this sorted.

Sorry for the spelling and gramma
Envormental and wardensl It's ashame they can't get out the office and suport your complaint about dogs barking next door even known they can hear it on the phone at different times over a year, First time we inquired only inquired! As never lived next to people with more then two dogs. But the bloke sent them a complaint letter with out going though me on the phone first so it was a suprize when we had lots of bad language at us in the street. I tried to tel them I only inquired, and I needed to explain you guys that your dogs are going at it all hours when your out but I got told where to go. They shut the dogs up for 28 days and now it's been going on over a year of barking I've told them what we have suffered but said only way round it is just put your music or tv up everytime they bark. But this barking goes on to 01.00 and first thing early morning I mean 06.45 until I take kids to school, and weekends Envomental have left us with a problem where we can't sell our house if we complain as it as to be on paper, and we have to tel the buyer. It's a living hell. I put this because its to do with dogs, and hope someone might have a better way to go and get this sorted. Sorry for the spelling and gramma dant40
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree