The Micro-chipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015
It is now a legal requirement under the Micro-chipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 to have your dog micro-chipped. If you fail to have your dog chipped not only do you risk being served with a notice requiring you to chip your dog within 21 days or face being taken to court and fined up to £500, you also make the identification of your dog difficult if it strays from you the owner.
The benefits of having your dog micro-chipped
A micro-chip makes permanent identification of your dog simple. You are issued with a certificate proving you are the owner in case your dog does go missing so that you can be re-united as quickly as possible.
About the dog micro-chip
The dog micro-chip:
- Is the size of a grain of rice.
- Is quick and easy to implant.
- Is painless and requires no anesthetic, whatever the species of animal.
- Has its own unique number. Your dog, and, your details are registered against this number, and held on a central database for the life of your dog.
What happens if your cat or dog goes missing?
If your dog strays and is found and handed to us, it will be scanned to reveal its microchip number. We will then contact the database to obtain the owner's details, and contact the owner to inform them we have their dog. It is therefore important that owners ensure their contact details are kept up to date.
Arranging for your dog to be micro-chipped
A chip fitted now will give identification for life. Ask about micro-chipping and get your dog chipped by us for £25. For more information or to book an appointment please contact us.