As I was drinking my now-cold cappuccino at my local coffee shop early in the morning, an email notification popped up on the bottom right hand corner of my screen. An invitation to Parliament to discuss the rise in dog theft across the UK. Despite my initial excitement at the thought of going to Parliament, my heart sank a little at the prospect that dog theft has now become a national concern.
It’s that time of the year again, London’s biggest dog event Discover Dogs is only around the corner. With an expected 34,000 visitors, 300 dogs and over 200 breed booths it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with various breeds and rescues. Additionally there will be the Scruffts finals, companion dog competitions and more.
I will also add that I will be attending both days with The Kennel Club as an official so I look forward to meeting you there!
For more information about Discover Dogs and to book tickets visit the website for more details.
Meanwhile here is a short video of what to expect this year along with the highlights of last year!
In a Kennel Club press release they have announced that Dogs Trust will attend at Richmond Championship Show for all three days to offer this service. Dogs Trust offer this service to events and communities all over the country as a part of their microchipping campaign.
I hope that as well as providing this service they will also explain WHY it is so important to microchip your dog as well as making others aware of the compulsory microchipping legislation that’s arriving on April 6th 2016. I do take my hat off to Dogs Trust as they have a big task ahead of them to raise awareness, this above all else, a welfare issue. I fear that without raising awareness, the legislation will have minimal effect to the dog community.
The show will be on the 6th-8th September at Loseley Park near Guildford, Surrey.
What do you think, will this be effective? Will you be there? Is this a good opportunity to chip your dog? Leave a comment below!