Guernsey

Five Guernsey douzaines pay for dog micro-chips

Dog owners in Guernsey could soon get their pet micro-chipped for free.

The Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) will offer the service with some douzaines agreeing to pay for it.

Islanders in St Peter Port, St Saviour, St Peters, St Martin and the Castel can get their dogs micro-chipped as long as they have a valid dog tax certificate.

A member of the Douzaine Council, Shane Langlois, said he hoped to get all ten parishes to back the scheme.

A GSPCA spokesman said it was hoped the initiative would help to quickly identify missing or injured pets.

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