Norwich RSPCA charity offers micro-chipping appointments

An animal charity is now offering low cost micro-chipping by appointment.

The RSPCA Norwich and Mid-Norfolk is now able to micro-chip animals through the week at the low cost of �10. The charity, which holds four low cost micro-chipping events in the community each year, is now able to offer this service by appointment.

Animal care assistant Katie Surman said: 'It really is the best present you could get your pet this Christmas.

'Micro-chipping vastly increases the chances of a lost pet being re-united with their owner and now the branch can offer a micro-chipping service through the week.'

The micro-chip is a small device – about the size of a grain of rice – which is inserted into the flesh between the animal's shoulder blades. This chip, when scanned, brings up a unique code which is then traced back to the animal's owner, so that they can be contacted.

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To book an appointment to have pets micro-chipped, please call The PAWS Centre, in Barrack Street, Norwich, on 01603 766001, which is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 11am to 4pm. Also check the website for the low cost micro-chipping events for 2012.

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