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.”