One way to keep your pet safe is to check their ID tags up to date and not damaged. The Control of Dogs Order 1992 requires all dogs to have a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on it, or a tag/disc on a collar (not the harness). While Microchipping is also Law in England, Scotland and Wales since 2016, the microchip alone does not make you exempt from the Control of Dogs Order and a disc/tag must still be used and displayed on their collar. It is “good practice” to check your dog’s collar and tag/disc for signs of wear and tear, details are up to date and to replace as needed.
If a ID is not worn then the dog may be seized and treated as a stray dog. The owner or person in charge of the dog ‘Namely us’ at that time could be prosecuted and fined. Also, it is vital to contact your microchipping company to ensure your details are up to date and next time you head to the vet, get them to give the chip a scan to make sure it is still working and active.
Please insure that all your dogs have a valid ID tag available for when they come out on walks so they can always have a way to come home if the worst were to happen.
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