New Law from 6th April 2016
Dog owners must micro-chip their dogs from today and they will have up to 21 days to comply with the law or may be fined up to £500. We are a country of dog lovers and it does make sense, if your dog gets lost or stolen it does give you a better chance of getting your loved one back.
Apparently there are around one million dogs who are not micro-chipped that is about an eight of the dog population in the UK.
Our business covers Bromsgrove, Redditch, Halesowen, Barnt Green, Alvechurch, Solihull and more areas and we always visit our Clients and 9 times out of 10 the dogs are micro-chipped but if not we always recommend that they take their dogs to the Vet and get them micro-chipped for safety before they are walked. The dogs can then walk, run and play safely!
Last year over 102,363 dogs were handled by Local Authorities and half of these dogs were not returned to their owners as they did not have a micro-chip…..it makes sense to micro-chip and if you think about it, it reduces the cost to our Local Councils.
Marley is a lovely 14 week old Labrador and he is micro-chipped already!
Such a lovely boy his owners just adore him……….