TAKE your pet pooch to a free micro-chipping event.

Halton Borough Council, Merseyside Dog Forum, RSPCA and the Dogs Trust have teamed up for the event on Thursday from 10am to 4pm at Victoria Park, on Birchfield Road, Widnes.

As well as free microchipping there will also be free health checks for dogs.

Please note that a dog must be at least twelve weeks old before it can be chipped. The dog should be accompanied by its owner or a responsible adult acting on the owner's behalf.

For more information call 0303 333 4300 and officers will be able to put you in touch with a member of the environmental protection team.