MORE than 1,200 people across the region took advantage of a cut-price pet microchipping campaign organised by the RSPCA.

It also raised almost £7,700 for the charity in Yorkshire and the North-East.

During the week-long campaign, 119 vets across the region joined forces with the society to microchip pets at a discounted rate.

RSPCA regional manager Alan Wolinski said: "Microchipping is the quickest, surest way of getting any lost animal back to its owners safe and sound.

"Thanks to this campaign and the responsible pet owners who took advantage of it, an extra 1,215 animals are now microchipped in our region and are more likely to be traced should they ever stray."