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Monday, March 14, 2016

Dog microchipping deadline approaches

Denbighshire County Council is reminding residents in the county about new rules regarding microchipping dogs which come into effect on April 6.

From that date it will be compulsory for all dogs over eight weeks old in Wales to be microchipped and have their owners’ details registered on an approved database.

Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that the information on the database is up to date. If they haven’t already had their dog microchipped, or if the details are not on the database, they must do so before April 6.

Each microchip has a unique reference number which the owner must register on one of the authorised databases along with their own contact details. This help reunite owners with lost or stolen pets and should also protect the welfare of dogs by promoting responsible ownership and breeding and help in the control of dangerous dogs.

* To arrange for your dog to be microchipped and to receive more information about microchipping, dog owners should speak to their vet.


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