While you might associate microchipping with cats and dogs, Dev had a visit from this beautiful eagle owl who came in for a microchip!
Since April 2016, microchipping has been a legal requirement for dog owners; which helps to reunite lost or stray dogs with their owners. Apparently, over 102,000 dogs every year are picked up from streets after having strayed or having been stolen.
Under the new laws, all dog owners (there are around 8.5 million dogs in the UK) must make sure their dog is microchipped and their details kept up to date.
Owners of dogs found by the police or local authorities without a microchip will have the benefits explained to them and be given a short period to comply with the microchipping law. If they do not, they could face a fine of up to £500.
And don’t forget – if you’re moving home, make sure you update the microchip database with current details.
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