Adopted dogs to be micropchipped

Published 08/12/2015 | 00:00

All dogs must be microchipped by end of March, 2016.
All dogs must be microchipped by end of March, 2016.

all dogs re-homed from the county council contracted PetsFirst Pound Kennels at Tomanoole, Ballycarney will be microchipped, health checked and vaccinated.

And each new owner will receive a €50 voucher towards the cost of neutering or spaying the animal.

The council said new owners will be charged a nominal €70 fee and follow up home checks will be carried out for some of the adopted dogs to see how they are settling in.

From last September, all pups are legally required to be microchipped under the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015 and all adult dogs must be microchipped by the end of March, 2016.

Wexford County Council provides pound kennels under contract to PetsFirst where stray and unwanted dogs, collected by the dog warden are cared for until reclaimed or re-homed.

The council works with the WSPCA, NWSPCA, Dogs Trust and other animal welfare organisations to try and re-home stray & unwanted dogs. Friendly, healthy dogs of all breeds are available from the Pound Kennels (053 9388339) that would make suitable pets for genuine households seeking a rescue dog.

Certain breeds of dogs such as Akitas, Alsatians, Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, and Dobermans must be on a strong lead and wear a muzzle when in public.

Wexford People

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