- Dogs in England must be microchipped from April 2016 or £500 fine
Avoid the £500 fine and get your dog chipped before AprilPosted 3 years agosquirrelkingMember
Not just England, there are laws covering Scotland and Wales as well coming in at the same time.Posted 3 years agoCheesybeanZSubscriber
Had an interesting conversation with a new owner , she thought that because her pup had been micro chipped she didn’t need a collar and tag .Posted 3 years ago
As above whose going to enforce the new legislation , in 30 yrs of dog ownership we’ve never seen our local dog warden . Even after one of our dogs was attacked they never bothered with a follow up to try and prosecute the owner .mattyfezMember
It’ll do nothing to stop irresponsible dog owners being irresponsible.
It’s useful for responsible dog owners as above, if it gets lost/stolen it can easily be identified.
As someone above mentioned, mobile phone use in cars is rife, and whilst fineable, not really enforceable, like middle lane hogging.
How do they plan to enforce it, issue all plods with wands so they can swipe any dogs they come across?Posted 3 years agobotkMember
Easy enough to “enforce”: all lost dogs without chips get destroyed by default. Doubt many doggy types would risk it once a few had been done. (I’m not a dog person. Does it show?)
as the dog is unable to arrange its own chip, the responsibility and therefore the consequences should fall on the owner. (I’m not a people person. Does it show?)Posted 3 years agoCheesybeanZSubscriber
footflaps – Member in 30 yrs of dog ownership we’ve never seen our local dog wardenDo they even exist anymore, never seen one in my life, just one of those things they used to have in the olden days….
They seem tooPosted 3 years agoscandal42Member
Most councils have dog wardens.
Micro chipping is important and useful imho, and it isn’t just the scumbags that don’t chip dogs, there are plenty of dog owners with nothing but good intentions who end up with issues relating from not having a dog chipped, this will help the huge swathes of stupid people out there who seem to be missing the all important common sense gene.
Miss Scandal deals regularly with issues that would be easily managed if people had their dogs chipped from the start.Posted 3 years agobenp1Subscriber
Most dogs bought from good breeders come chipped as standard (sounds like a car…)
A collar with your basic details on seems fairly sensible to me, in case little matey goes missing
I met our local dog warden about 2 years ago, and helped catch a wary, stray/lost bull terrier of some sort, a big one at that. Also called them when we ‘found’ a rottweiler on our road (long story) – the owners also called them and come along to our house to pick the dog upPosted 3 years ago
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