Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Microchips for Dogs


From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.
For every dog that is currently not microchipped, you will have until 6th of April to get them microchipped and registered on an approved database.
If a keeper of a dog which is not microchipped gets served with a notice requiring them to have the dog chipped, they will have 21 days to do this. There is a fine of £500 for dogs who are not chipped
As well as becoming a legal requirement, getting your dog micro chipped gives you the assurance that should he (or she) become lost (or be stolen) he is more likely to be returned to you safe and sound.