Dog and cat owners in Boston are being encouraged to attend a microchipping event this weekend to help protect their pets from being lost or stolen.
The event takes place at the Pets at Home Boston, in Queen Street, on Saturday and Sunday.
Visitors can have their pet microchipped at a special rate of £10 (usually £15).
It comes ahead of Government deadlines of compulsory microchipping - 2015 in Wales and 2016 in England.
Andy Watson, store manager at Pets at Home Boston, said: “As the Government deadlines approach, we want to highlight the benefits of microchipping to help owners avoid the heartache of losing a pet.
“Microchipping is a simple, relatively painless and essential procedure for ensuring the welfare of your pet.”
The chip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, fits under the pet’s skin and contains information about its owner, making it easier for both to be reunited should they become separated for whatever reason.
At Pets at Home, when a chip is implanted, every pet is given a unique code number, which is then stored along with the owner’s contact details on the UK’s largest registration database, Petlog.
For more information on microchipping go to www.petsathome.com or contact Pets at Home Boston on 01205 359829.