All Dogs must be Microchipped by April
Did you know that it is compulsory for dogs to be fitted with a microchip.
The change in the law is intended to deal with an increasing number of stray dogs. The chips are coded with the owners’ details and dog owners who do not get their dogs chipped could be fined.
It will also be a requirement to update the database with any changes to the owner’s details, like a change of address.
If you’re thinking of buying a puppy, make sure that the breeder has had it microchipped. If your dog has not yet been chipped, please contact your vet who will be able to help you.
Stray Aid provide free microchipping to dogs belonging to residents of County Durham seven days a week between 2.00pm and 3.00pm, excluding bank holidays. Call 0300 999 4247 to make an appointment at least the day before to make sure they have a volunteer available.
More information is available on the Durham County Council website http://www.durham.gov.uk/microchipping