A CHARITY spent the day at a park to give dogs a free microchip.
The Dogs Trust was at Bransbury Park, Eastney, yesterday to offer a free microchipping to pooches.
Jade Spiro and Hamish Morrin, event veterinary nurses for the charity, gave the dogs the hidden tag that identifies them and their owners if they were to become lost.
The chip sits just behind the dog’s neck and can be scanned by using a machine.
Jade said: ‘As part of a new government order, all dogs will have to microchipped by 2016.
‘So Dogs Trust, which put forward the idea, has got a number of workshops around the country to encourage owners to get their dogs microchipped as soon as possible.
‘It is completely free and there’s lots of benefits to having it done.’
David Millard, 32, from Southsea, was walking his black Labrador cross when he saw the event.
He said: ‘I have been meaning to get Bowie microchipped for a while but its finding the time.
‘Here, I was just walking him and I can get it done really quickly.
‘I think it’s a great idea.’
Dogs Trust will be at Milton Park on October 14, from 11am-3pm for another free microchipping workshop.