It’s a dog’s dinner getting microchipped by Blue Cross before April 1 deadline
- Credit: Poplar Harca
Tiny Chihuahua puppy Aoife was very appreciative when the Blue Cross lady microchipped him.
He leaned over and gave veterinary nurse Jenny Balwant a quick kiss to say “thanks” when the animal welfare charity ran a free micro-chipping event for pet owners in London’s East End.
Pets were chipped, papped and pampered at the ‘Dogs’ Day’ event at Poplar’s Linc Centre which had a pet photobooth, games and lots of doggy freebies.
The charity managed to chip 38 dogs, which becomes a legal requirement in April.
Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick, who opened the micro-chipping event arranged by Poplar Harca housing association, said: “Improving the welfare of our pets helps make a difference to our community.”
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Blue Cross has been running an education programme that reached 1,300 children and young people at schools, youth groups and parents during 2015. The charity has also held workshops to tackling stereotypes and anti-social issues often associated with young dog owners, to encourage responsible ownership.
Every dog has his day and Chihuahua puppy Aoife was just glad to get it all over with, now he’s got his microchip tag before the April deadline.
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