Microchipping to become compulsory for dogs in England by 2016

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:57, 6th Feb, 2013 | 0

It has been announced that every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal by April 2016 to help cut the growing number of strays.  The government says owners who refuse to comply with changes to the Animal Welfare Act face fines of up to £500.

In the UK Government figures reveal that more than 100,000 dogs are dumped, stray or lost each year, at a cost of £57m to the taxpayer and welfare charities and organisations.


Douzaines Supporting the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:36, 11th Jan, 2013 | 0

The Douzaines of five parishes; St Peter Port, Castel, St Saviour, St Pierre du Bois and St Martins have agreed to support the GSPCA’s dog microchipping and registration initiative in 2013 by meeting the initial cost of microchipping through the dog licence fee.

The scheme is entirely voluntary but the Douzaines hope dog owners will avail themselves of this opportunity to ensure their dogs can be easily and quickly identified should they stray or be involved in an accident.