Stockton woman among first to be fined for not having pet dog microchipped correctly
Geoff Caddick/PA Wire A mum is believed to be one of the first people in Britain to be convicted of not having her dog microchipped.
Heather Westwood has been ordered to pay almost £400 after she failed to update her dog Dotty’s chip.
The law only came into force on April 6, and means anybody who doesn’t chip their dog - like Heather - can end up in court.
Last night the 29-year-old told the Gazette she was “gobsmacked” by the conviction - particularly as she hadn’t realised the case had gone to court.
But Westwood, who works in a doctor’s surgery, admitted: “It is my fault.”
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