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Microchipping event to keep dog owners within the law

Published: Tuesday, 31st January 2017

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Dog owners whose pets aren’t microchipped or who need help understanding the new regulations are urged to bring them to a Dogs Trust community event on Monday 6th February.

Pendle Council is supporting the event which will be at Edge End Pavilion on Hibson Road, Nelson BB9 0PY from 10am – 2pm.

Councillor Nadeem Ahmed who leads on communities said:

“We’ve teamed up with the Dogs’ Trust to provide a number of free microchipping sessions across Pendle to help dog owners stay within the new law.


Dog Warden Laura Robinson warned:


“Dog owners risk a £500 fine if their dogs aren’t chipped, as the new law came into force on 6 April 2016.”

Laura Robinson explained:

“Microchipping a dog is a permanent way of identifying your pet if they get lost.

“A microchip is the size of a grain of rice under the dog’s skin and when a dog goes missing we can scan the microchip and get them home safely,” she said.

“Our free community event on Monday 6th February includes a check your chip service, a basic health check including nail clipping and advice on keeping your dog healthy and happy,” added Laura.

Dogs must be wearing a collar and be on a lead and with someone who is 18 years or over.

Any puppies up to the age of six months must be fully vaccinated and carried and the Dogs’ Trust will need proof of address.

The Dogs’ Trust may ask for proof of vaccination, too, so dog owners must bring documentation along.

Laura added:

“Anyone wanting advice or information on dog issues from micro-chipping to dog fouling and stray dogs can visit our website www.pendle.gov.uk/dogs