A FREE dog microchipping event will take place in Cudworth next month.

Barnsley Council has teamed up with Dogs Trust to offer a free microchipping session for dogs at Cudworth Park bowling pavilion on Monday March 4,

A veterinary nurse will carry out basic health checks and the Dogs Trust team will provide advice on diet, training, and neutering.

Microchipping your dog became a legal requirement in April 2016 and owners who do not comply could face fines of up to £500.

The event will run from 11am to 3pm and no appointment is required; the event will operate on a drop-in basis. Dogs will be treated on a first come first served basis.