by David Mackie
Dog owners in Leeds will have the chance to microchip their dogs for free on Monday July 20.
Leeds City Council’s dog wardens are teaming up with the Dogs Trust to offer the service.
Between 10am and 2pm, dog wardens and Dogs Trust staff will be at Barley Hill Recreation Ground in Garforth.
Microchipping dogs – which allows lost, stray or stolen pets to be reunited with their owners as soon as possible – becomes a legal requirement in 2016.
As well as microchipping, wardens and Dogs Trust staff will be offering advice on being a responsible dog owner.