Microchip for Rover’s return or face a fine

A dog having his microchip checked by a vet. EMN-160102-115615001
A dog having his microchip checked by a vet. EMN-160102-115615001

You have until next Wednesday to get your dog chipped or face a £500 fine.

New legislation come into force on April 6 requiring all dogs to have a microchip implanted under the skin, which can be scanned for a number linked to the owner’s registered details.

If a dog is picked up without being chipped, or with the wrong details, the owner could face a £500 fine for failing to comply.

Free microchipping is being offered by the Dogs’ Trust at its homes, including its East Anglian centre at Snetterton, special events and through vets. Visit www.chipmydog.org.uk/have-your-dog-chipped-for-free

Breckland Council has also set up low cost or free chipping with certain vets for its residents. Contact Animal Warden Services on 01362 858500 or info@animalwardenservices.co.uk