Clarissa Baldwin, chief executive Dogs Trust
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Dog microchipping: Will new law work?

Every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal by April 2016 under plans aimed at cutting 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.

Animal charity Dogs Trust, which offers a free microchipping service, says identification linked to registration will help to get dogs reunited with their owner.

  • 06 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK