Are Your Dogs Chipped Yet?
From Wednesday 6th April, microchipping will be compulsory for all dog owners in this country. Microchipping has a number of important benefits. Should you find yourself separated from your dog, the microchip gives you the best possible chance of being reunited. There are other benefits including the fact that a microchipped dog may not attract the attention of thieves. Puppies are also traceable to their breeder which helps reduce the problem of puppy farming.
For the past few months, we have been offering free microchipping for dogs both at our dog rescue centres in Dorset and Devon and at specially set up locations across Dorset.
In February 2016, we microchipped over 200 dogs. However, we feel sure there are many more dogs in our local community who are yet to be chipped.
If you have not yet had your dog microchipped, please come along to an event near you, or book an appointment at either our Lincoln Farm centre or Wingletang centre.
You can also bring your dog along to our Family Animal Activity Day on Tuesday 5th April at Church Knowle where free dog microchipping will also be offered.
We are offering the microchipping entirely free of charge, although donations to the charity would be gratefully received.
It is also a requirement to ensure that the database record for your dog is kept up to date. If you change any of your details, you must inform the company that holds the details of your dog’s microchip.
All rescue dogs at Margaret Green Animal Rescue are microchipped before going to their new home as well as vaccinated, treated for worms and fleas and neutered or spayed where possible.