All dogs in England need to be identichipped by April 2016 by law, so book your dog in now if he or she has not been microchipped.
As you can see from our Facebook page; we get a significant number of stray animals brought to us without a microchip – this makes it very difficult to trace an owner.
We also sadly see a lot of stray animals brought to us that are microchipped, but unfortunately the details are now out-of-date. If the owner has moved house and changed phone number, we have no way of tracking them down.
** A microchip with out of date details is just as bad as no microchip at all. **
If you ever change your address or phone number, please get in contact with the microchip database company to get your pet’s microchip details updated. We cannot amend the details for you.
There are several different databases for microchips. If you know your pet’s chip number, you can see what database they are registered with by going to www.check-a-chip.co.uk. This is will give you the contact telephone number of the database for you to contact.
Please take the time to check your contact details on the database today. You never know when you might need it!
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