Dogs in England must be microchipped by April 2016
This is an extract from the BBC news article released today.
"Every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal by April 2016 under plans aimed at cutting the growing number of strays.The government says owners who refuse to comply with changes to the Animal Welfare Act face fines of up to £500.Rice-sized microchips with a code containing the contact details of owners will be fitted to dogs.A legal loophole could also be closed, meaning owners could face prosecution if their dog attacked on private land."
This process can be done simply and quickly in the practice, by the vet inserting a small chip under the skin of your dog. And if you join our Pet Care Plan, a microchip is included in your low monthly payment. Just give us a quick call to book your microchip, before it's too late.