National Pet Month: tip number 9


This poor pup has lost her owner, but fortunately she should be reunited again in no time as both her ID tag and her microchip hold her owner’s contact details which means they are only a phone call away. National Pet Month’s tip number 9 for responsible pet ownership is:

Control your pet and ensure it is properly identified

According to the 1992 Control of Dogs Order, all dogs are required to have an ID tag stating the name of their owner, their address and postcode.

And as of 6th April 2016, all dogs of 8 weeks old and above must be microchipped by law.

Any pet can be microchipped. Microchips are a great way of helping to reunite lost pets with their owners, and can avoid much angst and worry. But do check that the details registered with your microchip company are your current contact details, especially if you have recently moved house or changed your phone number.

Do remember that it is against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, including public places, a friend or neighbour’s house or garden, and even in the owner’s home. For more information, visit

Did you know…

A farmer is allowed to kill your dog if it is worrying their livestock

Categories: News
Published: 30, Apr, 2016