It is now compulsory to Microchip dogs in England, Wales and Scotland.
On 6th April 2016 it became a requirement for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks in England, Scotland and Wales to be permanently identified with a pet MicroChip, unless exempted by a vet.
If your dog is not microchipped and registered on a compliant MicroChip database you could be served with a notice requiring this to happen. Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to £500
How would you feel if your pet strayed, became lost or worse still, was stolen?
It happens everyday, and of course if an animal can’t be identified it can’t be returned. The solution is a microchip which is a permanent form of identification.
Placing a microchip is quick and simple. The tiny Microchip, encased in biocompatible glass, is injected under the loose skin of the neck in dogs and cats (in other animals the microchip may be inserted elsewhere).
Should the animal stray or be picked up by one of the local authorities, the scanner will read the unique 15-digit code. The secure databases (accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year) can then identify the animal, as well as it’s owners, name, address and telephone number so that pet and owner can be reunited in the shortest possible time.
Don’t risk losing your pet, if your pet is not already chipped call to make an appointment now!