Cat-lovers can get their moggies microchipped free of charge throughout April as the RSPCA tries to reduce the number of strays found locally.
Caroline Wiffen, rehoming coordinator with Bridlington, Driffield and District RSPCA, said: “For this month only, cats can be microchipped for free at any of the veterinary practices in Bridlington, Driffield or at Beeford.
“It is important that cats are microchipped as it gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to their owner if they become lost or stolen.
“The tiny microchip is inserted under the cat’s skin and each chip has its own unique code.
“While collars and tags can get caught or removed, microchipping identifies a cat permanently and effectively.
“However, it is only effective if the owner keeps their details up to date so if they move home or change telephone number they need to make sure these changes are reported to the database company promptly.”