dog owners urged to get their pets micro-chipped
dog owners are being urged to get their pets microchipped ahead
of new laws coming into force.
law is changing from April 2016 when all dogs will be required
to have a microchip.
District Council, in association with the Dogs Trust, has
begun offering free micro-chipping in Burnham and Bridgwater.
fees are between £20 and £30. The Dog's Trust is sponsoring
the chips and Sedgemoors Dog Wardens are applying the chips.
chipping is now recognised as the most effective and secure way
of permanently identifying a dog. Many are lost or stolen and
it can be very distressing for pet owners. Of the many thousands
of dogs that go missing each year, it is estimated that less than
half are reunited with their owners," said a ciuncil spokesman.
Sedgemoors Dog Wardens find a lost dog that has a microchip,
they can contact the national database to find the owners
details. The owner is then contacted and reunited with their dog."
next free session will be held in Bridgwater Town Hall on Wednesday,
September 11th between 10am and 1pm.
further information, contact Sedgemoor's Dog Warden service on