Dog microchips: Outdated contact details leave animals unclaimed

Dog microchips: Outdated contact details leave animals unclaimed
 

A total of 4,732 stray dogs in the UK have failed to be reunited with their owners due to outdated microchips, animal charity Dogs Trust has said.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.
The charity found, in an annual survey taken among local authorities, that 3,463 stray dogs had been destroyed in... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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