High demand leads to council training more dog chipping staff (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard)
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High demand leads to council training more dog chipping staff
2:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
EXTRA council staff have been taught how to micro-chip dogs so more clinics can be put on.
Tendring Council community wardens Annabelle Binnington and Brian Chitticks as well as dog warden Adam McGoldrick attended a course provided by The Dogs Trust and are now able to help Allen East chip pooches.
Mr East has provided 216 dogs with chips in Jaywick, Britghtlingsea and Weeley in the past week and has surgeries at Clacton Town Hall on October 30 and 31 from 9.30am until 3.30pm.
“The response from owners has been incredible and I have been staggered by the demand for appointments at our sessions,” he said.
“I will be looking to organise surgeries in Harwich and Dovercourt and probably further ones for Jaywick and Clacton.”
The council is able to provide the service for free with microchips from The Dogs Trust saving owners between £30 and £40 per pet.