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NATIONAL MICROCHIP MONTH IN JUNE
National Microchipping Month is a campaign that encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership through microchipping as the preferred method of permanent identification. Throughout the month of June E & CPS will be supporting this event by offering reduced priced microchips at £10 per dog.
If you have ever lost your pet you will know just how worrying it can be and understand the importance of making sure that they are properly identified so that, when found, they can be returned to you as quickly as possible.
As a dog owner, you have a legal requirement to ensure that your pet is under control and is properly identified with suitable collar and tag. In some cases, these can become lost, so a microchip is vital as the permanent form of identification which will be in place for life.
WHAT IS A MICROCHIP?
The microchip is 12mm long and 2mm in diameter and is approximately the size of a grain of rice, which is then implanted just under the skin and between the shoulder blades of your pet.
It will have its own unique bar code number, and this, with your pet’s details and your details will be registered for life on a National Pet Identification database.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PET GOES MISSING?
If your pet goes missing and is then picked up as a stray by your Local Authority Consumer Protection Officers, it will be scanned and your pet’s unique number will be displayed.
The next step would be contacting the National Pet Identification database and the microchip number will confirm your address, then you and your pet will quickly be reunited.
WHEN AND WHERE CAN I GET MY PET CHIPPED?
The Borough of Poole adopted the microchip system over 17 years ago and within that time has microchipped hundreds of dogs.
To make an appointment or for more information please contact Environmental & Consumer Protection on 01202 261700
So remember, a microchip fitted now will give protection for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!