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Council’s free microchipping for 200 dogs

Roscommon County Council has announced that in an effort to promote responsible dog ownership, it will offer free microchipping to 200 licensed dogs in the county. 

  To highlight this initiative, yesterday elected members of Roscommon County Council had their family’s pet dogs microchipped.

  Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Paschal Fitzmaurice encouraged people to avail of free microchipping.

  “Microchipping can help an owner to be re-united with a much loved and valuable family pet if the dog goes missing or is stolen,” he said.

  Microchipping will take place at the Civil Defence Building on the Lanesboro Road, Roscommon town on Saturday, September 21st under the supervision of Michael Leydon, Veterinary Inspector, Roscommon County Council. This event is strictly by appointment and appointments can be made by emailing 

  Owners must present a current dog license, photo ID and proof of address on the day. Dog Licences costs €20 per year at your local post office. A Lifetime Dog Licence costs €140 and can be purchased from Roscommon County Council.

  Roscommon County Council has recently published a ‘Responsible Dog Ownership Guide’ which includes information on the Green Dog Walkers initiative which is a friendly way to tackle the dog fouling issue.

  There are many aspects to responsible dog ownership including proper nutrition, exercise, training, healthcare, welfare, neutering and ensuring your dog is not causing a nuisance to others. Copies of the responsible dog owner leaflet can be picked up at our local libraries or online at