Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Dog microchips: Outdated contact details leave animals unclaimed


More than 4,700 stray dogs in the UK couldn't be reunited with their owners last year due to outdated microchips, animal charity Dogs Trust has said.
The charity found 37,283 dogs were left unclaimed in local authority kennels between April 2015 and March 2016.
One in eight were pets that could not be returned as their microchips had not been updated by their owners, it said.
In April, it became a legal requirement for all pet dogs to be microchipped with current contact details.