6th Dec, 2016

Dog owners urged to get their pets micro-chipped

Stratford Editorial 1st Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DOG owners are being reminded to make sure their pets are micro-chipped.

From April 6 owners whose dogs are not micro-chipped, or the ‘keeper’s details’ on the chip are not kept up to date, could face prosecution.

Government figures revealed more than 100,000 dogs nationally are picked up on the streets every year.

But it is hoped the new micro-chipping law will help them be returned home and cut down the number of pets being kept in council kennels.

Owners can get their dogs chipped at a variety of places, and some charities and animal shelters also run free chipping events.

Visit www.gov.uk/get-your-dog-microchipped for more information.