IN A BID to make stray dogs a thing of the past, Wrexham council teamed up with Dogs Trust to bring a microchipping roadshow to the town's hounds.
Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, provided free microchips for dogs whose owners receive benefits or old-age pension.
All other dog owners could have their animals chipped for the subsidised price of £9.50.
The initiative is aimed at giving dogs a permanent means of identification.
Council animal wardens say many dogs collected as strays do have owners, but can't be traced.
The advantage of a microchip is that it is inserted under the skin, so it cannot fall off.
The Dogs Trust's Wales campaign manager Sian Edwards
Dogs Trust is working toward the day when no healthy dog is destroyed for want of a home.'