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Dogs Trust offers free canine MOTs to Belfast hounds

The Mayor of Belfast pictured with Ronnie Milsop,
Campaigns Manager and two assistant Dog Wardens

Get on board the Dogs Trust Healthcheck Shuttle! Dog owners are being invited to hop on to a bus with a real difference, as Dogs Trust, in association with Belfast City Council, begins its ‘Free Healthcheck’ journey in Belfast.

Initially the health check will be running in the BT 12 and BT13 postcode area from the 28th August to the 22nd December, 2006. In the New Year, Dogs Trust will extend the service to other areas of the city.

On board the Dogs Trust Healthcheck Shuttle, Belfast dogs can enjoy a veterinary check up, a full set of vaccinations, neutering at a local vet, worming and flea treatment, plus a microchip, all absolutely free of charge. Please note this offer is only valid as a complete package including neutering.

On the day of the neutering operation Dogs Trust staff will personally take the dog to and from the vet, so that the owner doesn’t even need to leave home. All the owner has to do is call the Dogs Trust team to book the appointment or visit the Dogs Trust Neuter Shuttle on the day its in their area.

In order to benefit from the offer, dog owners need to contact Gerry or Samuel on 07714838575 or 07871823225. For people living in the BT12 and BT 13 postcode areas the offer is available from the 28th August to the 22nd December 2006.

The free Healthcheck scheme has been set up by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, as part of their commitment to reducing the number of stray dogs. The Council also endorses this scheme as it encourages responsible dog ownership and helps to reduce the amount of dog fouling in public places.

Dogs Trust Campaigns Manager, Ronnie Milsop, comments: ‘We look forward to our campaign in Belfast and we are hoping that this campaign is as successful as it has been in other parts of Northern Ireland.’