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Romford pet owners can get their animals microchipped before government 2016 deadline this weekend

Monday, January 27, 2014
5:29 PM

Dog and cat owners are being encouraged to attend a microchipping event this weekend to help protect their pets from being lost or stolen.

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According to the government, owners must have their pets “chipped” by 2016 in England.

Dogs and cats can be microchipped for £10 at Pets at Home Romford, in Rom Valley Way, on Saturday or Sunday.

James Byrne, store manager, said: “With microchipping technology, if your dog is lost or stolen, there is a better chance you will avoid the heartache of losing a pet.

“Microchipping in its simplest terms means that if your cat or dog is lost or stolen there is a better chance they will be returned to you.

“It is a simple, relatively painless and essential procedure for ensuring the welfare of your pet; it’s a fool-proof method of keeping your pet safe.”

For more information on microchipping go to www.petsathome.com or visit Unit 2 Rom Valley Way Retail Park, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

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