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Basildon dog owners are being invited to bring their dogs along for a free health ‘MOT’.

Basildon Council is working in partnership with the PDSA to deliver free health and wellbeing checks for dogs at an event taking place next week. Some of the services on offer include, free wellbeing checks, dog micro-chipping, neutering vouchers and expert advice on caring for pets.

This event will run alongside national micro-chipping month which runs throughout June to highlight the benefits of getting pets micro-chipped.

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Sarah Moran, Basildon Council’s Animal Control Officer"]We think it's great that Basildon has been chosen for the Pet Roadshow visit and we would encourage local pet owners to come along and learn more about how to keep their pets happy with expert advice from the PDSA's Veterinary Nurse Amy Henson.

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Cllr Richard Moore, Basildon councillor with responsibility for Animal Control"]This event is a fantastic opportunity for residents to not only improve the health and happiness of their pets but they can also take advantage of the free micro-chipping especially with the new law relating to the compulsory micro-chipping of dogs being introduced in 2016.[/quote]

Dates and locations

The events will take place between 10am and 5pm each day

  • Mon 23 June– Markhams Chase Park, Laindon Link, Laindon
  • Tue 24 June – Northlands Park, Felmores Pitsea
  • Wed 25 June– Eversley Park, Crest Avenue, Pitsea
  • Thurs 26 June – Whitmore Park, Whitmore Ct, Basildon
  • Fri 27 June– Victoria Park, Bourne Close, Laindon

On the 25 of June the Dogs Trust will also be there giving away vouchers for free vaccinations, worm and flea treatments. They will also be bringing their dog agility equipment along for dogs and owners to try their skills at.

Full details for all events can be found at

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