Nearly 250 dogs were chipped at Medway Council’s A Day for Every Dog events this month.

A total of 243 dogs were chipped over five events held at Broomhill Park, the Great Lines, Riverside Country Park, Luton Rec and the Vines.

Visitors took advantage of free dog micro chipping thanks to Medway Council and the Dogs Trust, free health checks from the PDSA and free obedience training and advice from Borstal Barkers (including an agility course).

Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Customer Contact, Cllr Mike O’Brien said: “These events proved to be popular and offered the right balance of information and fun for dog owners and their pets.

“I’m pleased that dog owners took advantage of the free micro chipping service. Medway Council picks up approximately 50 stray dogs every month but by micro-chipping them, they stand a better chance of being reunited with their owners.

“These events were also a good opportunity for people seeking advice about looking after their pets, about how to look after a pet responsibly, and for those thinking about getting a dog.”

The council also promoted its Love Medway app, which allows people to report dog-fouling and other environmental issues by iPhone, Blackberry or android mobile phone.