Dog owners must microchip their pet

Published Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Bromley Council is reminding dog owners in the borough that, from the 6 April, all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales are required by law to be chipped by the time they are eight weeks old.

Owners who do not comply with the law could face a fine of up to £500.

The chip is implanted just under the skin between the dog’s shoulder blades and contains information allowing the dog’s owner to be identified on a national database.

Microchipping will result in more lost dogs being reunited with their owners and could also lead to a saving for the council since local authorities are responsible for any unclaimed stray dogs captured in the borough.