Currently over 8,000 dogs in Britain are euthanised each year because they cannot be reunited with their owners. By having their dogs microchipped and keeping contact details up to date with their microchip database, owners greatly increase their chances of being reunited with a missing pet. The microchipping of dogs will become compulsory in England from 6 April 2016 and will aim to stop thousands of dogs needlessly being destroyed.
Animal welfare officers are desperately trying to trace the owners of an “elderly” Chihuahua who was left on a train last
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