WORCESTER’S MP chipped in to help tackle the problems caused by stray dogs in the city.
Robin Walker turned out at a dog microchipping event at The Green Centre in Dines Green last Friday (August 1) to see the work of the Dogs Trust.
A number of pooches were chipped on the day, while representatives from the charity were on hand to offer advice and answer questions about responsible ownership.
With microchipping set to become compulsory for all dogs in England in 2016, roving teams of Dogs Trust representatives are touring the country in a bid to help promote responsible dog ownership and educate the public on the benefits of compulsory microchipping.
Mr Walker said: “It was a wonderful opportunity to see the work of Dogs Trust first hand and to learn just how significant microchipping can be in helping return lost or stray dogs to their owners.
“I support the work of Dogs Trust and believe that compulsory microchipping is a major step forward in dog welfare, not least for the part it will play in reducing the stray dog population in years to come. I urge local dog owners to take advantage of this simple and effective tool before it becomes compulsory in 2016.”