Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Free microchipping of dogs in Hastings

Free microchipping of dogs in Hastings


Hastings dog owners will be able to get their beloved pet microchipped for free until Christmas.

Hastings District Council is offering free microchipping of dogs that are not currently microchipped but are registered and resident in Hastings District. The service begins this Saturday 6 September 2014 and runs until Saturday 20 December 2014.

Group Manager Planning and Regulatory Malcom Hart says “It is mandatory in New Zealand that all newly registered dogs are microchipped. This ensures that dogs can be permanently and easily identified, the chips provide a secure link to the dog’s owner and they also help the reuniting of a dog with its owner in instances where it has strayed from its property.”

Malcom Hart says “The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into the scruff of a dog’s neck. It only takes a few seconds to insert the chip and then the microchip number and the owner’s details are entered on national dog database, which aids recognition.”

“In the event that a microchipped dog strays from its property and is taken to the pound, a vet or the SPCA, a simple scan will determine the number and this can be linked with the details available on the national database,” Mr Hart says.

The free microchipping service will be available at the Hastings Animal Pound in Stevens Place Hastings between 11am and 12 noon on Saturday mornings. There is no need to book and the whole process should only take 2 – 3 minutes.

You can also bring your dog to the pound between 11am and noon on Saturday’s if you are not sure whether it is microchipped. The Animal Control Officers will quickly be able to determine whether the dog is chipped and the correct details are entered into the national database.

Note: Working dogs are exempt from microchipping.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news