Owners offered free microchip fitting for dogs
Dog owners in Cornwall are being encouraged to microchip their dogs to tackle the issue of strays in the county.
A series of free microchipping events are to be held by Cornwall Council, in partnership with the Dogs Trust, in preparation for the compulsory introduction in 2016.
The events are the latest strand in the council's campaign to raise awareness of dog welfare issues.
Earlier this year, children aged 4 to 11 made a film called Another Fine Mess in which they explained their experiences and what they think about those who let their dog foul and not clean up after it.
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Lee Paris, from the Dogs Trust, said: "The issue of stray dogs continues to be a problem across the country and in many cases dogs can be easily reunited with their owners if they were microchipped.
"While at Dogs Trust we never put a healthy dog to sleep, our rehoming centres are very stretched so we constantly need to reach out to dog owners to help them get their dogs microchipped and neutered."
Microchipping will take place in Hayle and Redruth on August 29 and in Bodmin on August 30. For more information visit www.cornwall. gov.uk