DEFRA’s dog control bill is set to make dog microchipping compulsory in England, to help tackle the problem of irresponsible dog owners.
Microchipping is the best way of tracing lost animals or proving ownership.
Having seen a notable increase in the number of stray dogs collected in recent months, please can we remind all dog owners:
If you lose your dog …
Do get your dog microchipped.
Do keep your dog’s microchip details up to date.
Do ring the police and dog wardens straight away.
Do make sure your phone is monitored.
DEFRA have launched a public consultation – running from 23 April 2012 to the 15 June 2012 – and would like to hear from anyone with an interest in responsible dog ownership, including: enforcement agencies; people working with dogs; animal welfare organisations; dog keeping organisations; and the general public.
Further information is available here:
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