Case Study – Microchipping Part 3

We thought it would be interesting to share the current situation with found dogs and microchips so that there is some understanding as to what Dog Wardens and shelters are up against and see how this changes over the coming months.

Example: West Lancs area

April was very quiet and there were only 5 dogs seized by the wardens (and 2 of them were the same dog!).

So out of (effectively) 4 dogs, 3 were microchipped.

Of the 3 microchipped dogs, 2 had up to date owner information registered.

It seems the message hasn’t got through quite yet but we are always hopeful!

It is also disappointing that since the change in law there have been 11 ’21 day notice’ letters issued on behalf of Wigan Council to owners of dogs that are incorrectly registered.

6 of these have exceeded 21 days and have been followed up.

3 have been ignored, leaving the owners liable to large fines.

If your dog is not microchipped yet do not panic but it is the LAW so take       action now and take them to your vet or have it done here for £12.50.             We can also advise on updating microchips, please feel free to call.