On 6 April this year, compulsory microchipping of all dogs more than eight weeks old will come into force.
The new law, which we want to raise awareness of, will make it compulsory for all dog owners to have a microchip implanted in their dog and registered on an approved database, containing the current name, address and contact details of the owner. It will also be a legal requirement to keep the database updated with any changes of owner details.
After 6 April, any owners of dogs which have not been microchipped and registered may be served with a notice requiring them to do so within 21 days. Failure to comply with the notice will render the owner liable to pay a £500 fine.
It is in everyone’s interest to have their dog microchipped as soon as possible. We are working in partnership with Dogs Trust, which is running a series of events throughout the borough, providing free microchipping for all dogs. This will also include a free basic health check by a veterinary nurse and a free pack promoting responsible dog ownership.
The free microchipping events, which will run from 11am until 3pm, will take place on:
· Tuesday 23 February - Evron Centre, John Street, Filey
· Tuesday 22 March - The Hub, Northway, Scarborough (in partnership with Yorkshire Coast Homes)
· Tuesday 19 April - Whitby Leisure Centre, West Cliff, Whitby (in partnership with Everyone Active)
Dog owners are advised to arrive as early as possible, as the events are expected to be very popular.
Even if you’re not a dog owner yourself, please feel free to forward this email to any relative or friend who is.
Yep, tis a shame they don't do the same for humans ...
For the 'absent' X
Meanwhile: Beach Cleaning Event - Organised by Coastival
February 13th 12.00 til 14.00 "Once again SAS are teaming up with Coastival to educate about the need to keep,our beaches clean. This event is free and open to all ages ( under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult). All equipment is provided all you need is to come down dressed for the weather wearing sensible footwear.
Our beaches are frequently covered with litter dropped by people and also washed in from the sea. The litter not only looks terrible but also poses a lot of danger to wildlife.
Spare any time you can to help Scarborough look that little bit better."
Voluntary Army needed:
"People with a passion for the Scarborough coastline are being invited to help make history by being part of the largest coastal marine science project ever undertaken. The £1.7m Capturing Our Coast project, paid for through the Heritage Lottery Fund, is designed to further understand the abundance and distribution of marine life around the UK. The aim of the project is to nationally recruit and train more than 3,000 volunteers to help build a more accurate picture of the marine life all around the country. The research will help scientists to understand how the marine environment is responding to global climate change. Led by Newcastle University, the project is a national collaboration involving Hull, Portsmouth and Bangor universities, the Scottish Association for Marine Science, the Marine Biological Association of the UK and the Marine Conservation Society."
B/E ? Hmmm ... . Equations.
lol "Did some actually state the earth at 6000 years old? Why aren't they dead from stupidity? Ugh. Whatever the number is, there are a lot more brain dead people than alive". Tom, New York United States
Ah yes, must be a virus...