All dogs must be microchipped and registered on a Defra compliant database.
Proven to help!
Having your pet microchipped and registered massively increases the chances of getting them home if they ever go missing.
It's the pet owner's responsibility to ensure their pet's details are up to date.
Law was introduced in 2016 to make it a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped and stored on an approved microchip database. The MyPet microchip database is one of the defra approved in the UK.
Law will be introduced in 2022 to make it a legal requirement for cat owners.
Did you know?
Over 50% of households in the UK own a pet
A survey found over 30% of people hadn't updated their pet's microchip details.
Ensuring your pet is microchipped and registered with up to date details increased their chances by over 20% of getting home if they go missing
People see their pet's as family
You can get fined £500 if your pet isn't microchipped or registered
Check out this article to see how important having your pet microchipped and registered with up to date details