Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down
Only one in 10 UK dog owners saw updating their pet’s microchip when moving house as a priority - which could see their animal being destroyed if it strays.
More than 4,700 stray dogs couldn’t be reunited with their owners due to outdated chips, according to animal charity Dogs Trust.
Stray dogs that find themselves at Dogs Trust are the lucky ones, as we will never put a healthy dog to sleep, but not all of the unclaimed dogs are so fortunate Adrian Burder A total of 37,283 dogs were left languishing in local authority kennels in the 12 months to March 2016 - and one in eight were there... read more
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