Newbury Park pet store welcomes microchipping
A pet store is “thrilled” the government has acknowledged the importance of microchipping pets.
Pets at Home, Horns Road, Newbury Park, is welcoming the government legislation which will make it compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped by 2016.
The new law, announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, states it will be the responsibility of dog owners to ensure their pet is microchipped and there will be fines for non-compliance.
The store has been offering microchipping to its customers since 2012 and sees the service as a fundamental part of caring for pets responsibly.
Store manager Tony Bentick said: “After a long period of discussion, we’re thrilled the government has recognised the importance of microchipping in improving responsible dog ownership.
You may also want to watch:
“The new law will make it easier for police to tackle issues such as dangerous dogs and negligent owners.
“Microchipping is a simple, relatively painless and essential procedure for ensuring the welfare of your pet.
- 1 Driver dies after Ilford shopfront crash
- 2 Man dies after fall near Hainault station
- 3 Motorbike 'deliberately' struck by car in Redbridge, police say
- 4 Driver in critical condition after Ilford shop crash
- 5 Man rushed to hospital after being robbed and stabbed in Ilford
- 6 Chigwell child sex offender who posed as teen online jailed
- 7 Investigation underway as 20 dead birds recovered from Goodmayes Park lake
- 8 'She has a chance to fight it': Donor match for leukaemia patient Esha
- 9 Hospital left dying 103-year-old veteran without food, inquest hears
- 10 Met Office issues yellow warning for heavy showers in London
“It’s a fool-proof method of keeping your pet safe.”