Isle of Wight events for free dog microchipping

By Jon Moreno

Friday, January 17, 2014

 

FREE dog microchipping events will be held around the Isle of Wight, starting this weekend.

The events are organised by the Isle of Wight Council and the Hampshire Constabulary, in partnership with the Dogs Trust, to ensure lost pets can be traced back to their owners.

Dog chipping is open to Isle of Wight residents and there is no limit on the number of dogs.

The first event is at St George’s Park, Newport, from 10am to 1pm, on Saturday, January 18, followed by Appley car park, Ryde, from noon to 3pm, on Sunday, January 19.

Other events will be held at the Spar shop in Victoria Street, Ventnor, from 10am to 1pm, on February 15; Fort Street car park, Sandown, from noon to 3pm, on February 16; Avenue Road car park, Freshwater, from 10am to 1pm, on March 15; and at Vectis Road, opposite the Pavilion, East Cowes, from noon to 3pm, on March 16.

Dog microchipping is a widely recognised method of permanent identification.

The dog’s microchip number is logged against the owner’s details on the national Petlog database to make them easy to trace if they are lost.

Reporter: jonm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by David Blackford

20th January 2014, at 11:14:51

Free dog chip - careful how you say that - there's plenty of it about!

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by David Blackford

20th January 2014, at 09:09:56

Lee - you should emphasise that accent - "Is it a toom?"

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by Terry Dalley

19th January 2014, at 06:23:24

I see the ghost town of SHANKLIN is once again omitted from the overall plan even with dog chipping.Could it be jealousy

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by James McAdder

18th January 2014, at 20:39:45

"Cat owners don't give two hoots"

Tough. Get used to it.

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by Mike Crowe

18th January 2014, at 18:06:36

""cat owners (unlike dog owners) have no legal responsibility""

Cat owners don't give two hoots.

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by James McAdder

18th January 2014, at 17:38:00

I think cats deliberately do their business in the "territory" (as they see it) of people they don't like. Its sort of like making a statement. Chucking water and stones at them is only likely to result in more "earthworks" in your garden.

Oh, and there is no point in chipping, cat owners (unlike dog owners) have no legal responsibility for their pets.

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by sue allen

17th January 2014, at 20:28:28

Congratulate that cat on being a fine critique.

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by Steve Smith

17th January 2014, at 20:10:08

so Mr Crowe,
"Sorry Steve, don't get you. Where have I said that I am not happy with what nature has provided us with ??????"

"How about cats being chipped so that when they are seen or are caught ""relieving themselves"" on their neighbour's garden, something can be done about it?"

That Mr Moaning Minnie sounds exactly like you are very unhappy with nature.

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by Mike Crowe

17th January 2014, at 16:45:51

How about cats being chipped so that when they are seen or are caught ""relieving themselves"" on their neighbour's garden, something can be done about it?

How's that IWCP Online?

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by Baz Taylor

17th January 2014, at 16:09:47

Brilliant idea! Then perhaps the council could also organise some way of tracing the filthy owners who allow their dogs to mess on pavements and leave it there! I've counted loads of piles in just one day. All it takes is a couple of seconds scooping it up into a small bag and depositing it into one of the many dog litter bins all over the island. I actually watched a man allow his dog to defecate on the pavement in Newport. I asked him if he was going to clean it up and he just snapped "No!" and walked off. Attitudes need changing!

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