A SPECIAL microchipping campaign is running in Huddersfield during the national RSPCA Week which starts on Monday.
Running from April 26 to May 2, the annual RSPCA Week aims to draw attention to animal welfare, fundraising campaigns and the tireless work of the RSPCA's staff and volunteers.
In Huddersfield the local RSPCA branch is offering microchipping for both cats and dogs at a special reduced price of £12.50.
Posters and adverts around the town will tell pet owners of the various veterinary surgeries which are taking part in the special offer. All you need to do is make an appointment and take advantage of the special price.
For more details on the offer or to find out more about the work of the RSPCA locally, contact Jane Robinson on 01484 603488 or ring the local helpline on 01484 603200.
Jane said: "Microchipping really is a great way to keep your pet safe and secure. If your dog or cat disappears or wanders off, it can be traced back to the owner simply by a quick check of the microchip which contains information about the owner's address.
"We recently had a case in Huddersfield where a cat which had been missing for over 12 months turned up at the Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Lancashire. Because it was microchipped the owner was traced and reunited with the cat."
The national theme for RSPCA Week this year is rehoming and the RSPCA will be raising awareness of the need to find good homes for animals in their care.
Last year the charity rehomed almost 70,000 animals, many of which had been cruelly treated or abandoned.
Steve Cheetham, the RSPCA's chief veterinary officer, said: "Currently all animals rehomed from RSPCA animal centres are eligible for 30 days free pet insurance cover. By offering this discount we are encouraging new owners to make long-term provisions for their pets against unforeseen veterinary costs."
Take advantage of a 10% discount on RSPCA pet insurance during RSPCA Week.
The monthly premium discount will be given for a whole year to all pet owners who buy a new RSPCA pet insurance policy during RSPCA Week, as well as to those who rehome an animal from a participating RSPCA animal centre.
Across the country a wide range of events and fundraising activities are being organised to highlight the work of the RSPCA and the sad plight of the animals it helps.