ABOUT 200 dogs in Mid Devon have been micro-chipped in just over six months since the launch of a free council-backed scheme.
While it is still a legal requirement to have a collar and identification tag on a dog, Mid Devon District Council is promoting responsible ownership by offering residents a chance to get pets micro-chipped free.
Working in conjunction with the Dogs Trust, the scheme was launched last June.
The council is holding another micro-chipping event at Groomed to Pawfection at the Creedy Centre, High Street, Crediton, on February 16, between 10am and noon. No appointment is necessary.
Professional dog groomers will be offering discounted pamper packages there.