Dog Tax for 2014 is due in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 18:17, 7th Jan, 2014 | 0

Owners of dogs in Guernsey are required to buy a licence from their parish authority for each dog they own. 

Dog Tax is payable annually at a rate of £10.00 per dog and is renewable each January by 31st of the month. 

Tax is due for all dogs over the age of 6 months - the only exceptions being dogs kept solely by a deaf or disabled person for their hearing or guidance (e.g. guide dogs for the blind or hearing dogs for the deaf). 


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.


Guernsey Dog Tax Increase

Submitted by GSPCA on 08:22, 29th Sep, 2011 | 0