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DSPCA 2016 Free Dog Microchipping Events

Thursday January 09, 2014

DSPCA to continue its FREE Dog Microchipping Events in 2014

It is only 12 month from now (1st January 2015) that is will hopefully become compulsory for all dogs living in the Republic of Ireland to be micro-chipped.

Following on from the successful FREE microchipping events held by the DSPCA across the country which saw over 3,000 dogs and cats in over 20 venues, DSPCA are delighted to announce that the next FREE event will take place in DSPCA Shelter in Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 on Saturday, 18th January from 12 noon to 3.30 pm.

Over the recent Christmas holidays the DSPCA rescued 31 dogs, 22 of which were strays, only 5 of which were microchipped. Of these 5 dogs, none were registered on any microchip databases so owners could not be traced. As a result, the DSPCA are delighted to offer free registration on our Pettrace database for the month of January (normally €7.50).

The process of microchipping a dog with the DSPCA is simple and takes just 4 simple steps:

STEP 1: Book your FREE appointment online here.

STEP 2: Upon arrival in DSPCA you will be greeted by a volunteer who will take your pet’s information details (name, breed and colour). Please remember to bring with you alternative family/friend contact details as we will need these for the forms too!)

STEP 3: You will then be assigned to a microchipping.

STEP 4: On exiting the station another volunteer will explain your microchip details.

And then pet owners have peace of mind in the event that their pet goes missing.

Parking is free and people are more than welcome to visit our shelter afterwards to see some of the DSPCA’s wonderful animals and fantastic facilities!

There will be a strict limit of one dog per owner and please make sure dogs are on a lead and muzzled if required by the Control of Dogs Act.

Please note: Pre-register for this free Microchipping event is essential and should be done online at

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