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Free PDSA dog MOTs in Middlesbrough

The charity’s PetCheck vehicle Photo:

Vet charity, PDSA, has announced it is returning to Middlesbrough with its national pet wellbeing tour next month, offering free health MOTs for local dogs.

The charity’s PetCheck vehicle visited a number of locations in the area earlier this year, and is now returning to offer further expert pet care advice, free health checks and reduced cost microchipping.

Events will be held at the following locations:

  • Tuesday 16 August, 10am-5pm – Hemlington Recreation Centre, Cass House Road
  • Wednesday 17 August, 10am-5pm – Albert Park
  • Thursday 18 August, 10am-5pm – North Ormesby Market Place, North Ormesby
  • Friday 19 August, 9am-4pm - Stewart Park, Ladgate Lane

Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 0800 917 2509. On board, PDSA vet nurse Tina Scrafton will check dogs’ eyes, ears, weight and general condition as well as running through PDSA’s PetWise MOT, which assesses each of the five welfare needs.

Additional services including nail clipping and ear cleaning are also available free of charge. Middlesbrough Council will also be offer microchipping, which became mandatory for dogs from 6 April 2016, free of charge.

“We met so many lovely dogs and their humans last time and are really looking forward to seeing them again and meeting even more local pooches. These events are open to everyone but I’d encourage anyone who attended our previous events to come along. We’d love to see how people are getting on with our personalised action plans – we want to keep tails wagging in Middlesbrough!”

– Vet Nurse Tina