Free microchipping and basic health checks were on offer during a special community event for dog owners and their four-legged friends in Lache.
The event, organised by Dogs Trust with support from Sanctuary Housing, took place at Lache Community Centre, in Hawthorn Road, as part of a campaign to promote responsible dog ownership across Chester.
Vets saw more than 20 dogs during the event, offering a free, on-the-spot microchipping service for those not yet chipped, a legal requirement since 2016.
Fifteen dogs were given a free health check, while owners were also offered training and general wellbeing advice for their pets and 25 responsible dog ownership packs were handed out.
Sanctuary is supporting a series of Dogs Trust community events as part of a wider drive to highlight the importance of microchipping and responsible dog ownership.
Libbie Stock, Sanctuary’s youth engagement officer, said: “It was a very successful and well-attended event and we’re delighted to be working with Dogs Trust to spread the important message about responsible dog ownership.
“We are committed to ensuring our communities remain clean and pleasant places to live and initiatives like this have an important part to play in that.”
Michelle Moat, campaigns officer for Dogs Trust in the North of England, added: “Our community events are a wonderful opportunity to meet local residents and highlight the importance of responsible dog ownership and ensuring pets are microchipped.”
This initiative is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.