'Disappointing' donations after dog owners take up charity microchip offer in Ongar

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A total of 20 dog owners whose pets were micro-chipped for free by a charity left a total donation of just £3. A total of 20 dog owners whose pets were micro-chipped for free by a charity left a total donation of just £3.

A total of 20 dog owners whose pets were micro-chipped for free by a charity left a total donation of just £3.

The Dogs Trust visited Ongar Town Hall on Monday to raise awareness of the problem of strays and help identify those which are stolen or abandoned.

The procedure can cost up to £15 if carried out at a vet and although free, donations were encouraged.

And despite spending six hours at the town hall and micro-chipping 20 pets, the charity was only given £3.

Town clerk Aimi Middlehurst described the donations as “disappointing”.

She said: “The town council is pleased to continually support this valuable scheme by offering a venue.

“Sadly only £3 was donated which was disappointing as the Dogs Trust is a charity.”

It will be compulsory by law for all dogs to be micro-chipped from April 6.

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2:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Says it all about the mindset of the average dog owner. Selfish in the extreme, many failing to pick up after their dog does doggie doo doos on the street.

Introduce a £200 pound per annulment licence which will soon deter the idiots who cause trouble with dogs.
Says it all about the mindset of the average dog owner. Selfish in the extreme, many failing to pick up after their dog does doggie doo doos on the street. Introduce a £200 pound per annulment licence which will soon deter the idiots who cause trouble with dogs. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 5

7:40pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Johnny Boy says...

The something for nothing culture. Total meanies !!!
The something for nothing culture. Total meanies !!! Johnny Boy
  • Score: 5

7:42am Fri 28 Mar 14

TTMAN says...

The flaw in the big fine is that the wayward dog owners will not/cannot pay.

Good dog owners will be penalised.
The flaw in the big fine is that the wayward dog owners will not/cannot pay. Good dog owners will be penalised. TTMAN
  • Score: 0

2:52pm Fri 28 Mar 14

LakeBreeze says...

Shameful to not leave a tip. Even the £15 standard fee is actually not much at all when you put it in perspective and think how other small procedures, minor treatments, or annual vaccinations at a vet can run into three figures just to start with.
Shameful to not leave a tip. Even the £15 standard fee is actually not much at all when you put it in perspective and think how other small procedures, minor treatments, or annual vaccinations at a vet can run into three figures just to start with. LakeBreeze
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

paul18 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Says it all about the mindset of the average dog owner. Selfish in the extreme, many failing to pick up after their dog does doggie doo doos on the street.

Introduce a £200 pound per annulment licence which will soon deter the idiots who cause trouble with dogs.
sorry but I think your comments relate to the small minority of irresponsible dog owners, not the average dog owner.
it's small minded people like you that tar all dog owners with the same brush.

Shame on you people that didn't donate.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Says it all about the mindset of the average dog owner. Selfish in the extreme, many failing to pick up after their dog does doggie doo doos on the street. Introduce a £200 pound per annulment licence which will soon deter the idiots who cause trouble with dogs.[/p][/quote]sorry but I think your comments relate to the small minority of irresponsible dog owners, not the average dog owner. it's small minded people like you that tar all dog owners with the same brush. Shame on you people that didn't donate. paul18
  • Score: 1

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