RUTH TEAMS UP WITH DOGS TRUST FOR SECOND DOG WELFARE COMMUNITY DAY

Following the success of the dog welfare community day held in Kilwinning in September, local MSP Ruth Maguire is teaming up with Dogs Trust to offer another ‘paw-fect’ event on Monday 9th October – at Hayocks Community Centre in Stevenston between 11am and 3pm.

Dogs Trust staff will be on hand to provide a host of free benefits including microchipping, basic health checks, information leaflets and health and training advice. All dog owners now have a responsibility to microchip their dog since compulsory microchipping became law 18 months ago.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Cunninghame South, Ruth Maguire, said:

“The dog welfare day in Kilwinning was a great success with around 50 locals and their beloved pets coming along to take advantage of the expertise of the Dogs Trust and get their pets micro-chipped for free – as is now required by law.

I am delighted to be co-hosting another event with the Dogs Trust to support my constituents to achieve the highest standards of dog welfare for their pets.

I would encourage anyone who missed the first opportunity to take advantage of this free dog welfare day, and hope to meet many more constituents – and their dogs – on the day!”

Jen Terris, Campaigns Manager for Dogs Trust in Scotland, said:

‘’We are very grateful that Ruth is co-hosting another community event with us. We received some fantastic feedback from families who attended our previous event in Kilwinning, as they got to have fun whilst learning a lot about how we should be treating our family pets.”