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Selby District Council is warning the area’s dog owners to ensure their dogs are micro chipped or face a hefty fine.

On the 6 of April 2016 a change in the law makes it an offence in England, Scotland and Wales to have a dog over the age of eight weeks old that has not been micro chipped or whose details are not up to date. Failure to comply with this legislation could lead to a fine of up to £500.

If your dog has not been chipped your vet will be able to do this. If you think your dog’s chip details are not up to date then ask your vet to scan your dog and you can confirm the details that are held by the microchip company. There may be a charge made by your vet to have your dog chipped but the microchip company should do any changes to your details free of charge.

Micro chipping means dog owners will have the peace of mind that should their dog be lost or stolen, they can be returned to the right person quickly. Microchipping also has a number of other welfare benefits, including:

  • All puppies are traceable to their breeder thereby helping reduce the problem of puppy farming and lessening the incidence of infectious disease and inherited defects from which many of these dogs suffer
  • Deterrent to dog theft
  • Easier identification and subsequent arrests of owners culpable of animal cruelty
  • Enables veterinary surgeons to contact dog owners for emergency procedures
  • Allows identification of dogs in properties in emergency situations so that dogs and owners can be moved and reunited more quickly

You could contact the Dogs Trust on who may be able to help you get your dog chipped. They may also have details of events that they are running in the area where you can get your dog micro chipped for free. 

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