DOG and cat owners are being encouraged to get their pets microchipped at an event at Pets at Home, Darlington, this Saturday and Sunday (February 1 and 2) for £10 – the normal price is £15. Lesley Nelson, store manager, said: “Microchipping is a simple, relatively painless and essential procedure for ensuring the welfare of your pet; it’s a fool-proof method of keeping your pet safe.” For details visit or call 01325-364499.