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Compulsory Dog Micro chipping....

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Patricia

Patricia Report 7 Feb 2013 04:25

I'm in favour but with a few conditions.

1, All chips must 'prove' ownership. As of now it doesn't, a friend has been fighting to get her dog back after it had been rehomed by the RSPCA. The courts say it is not proof of ownership, and won't/can't get the RSPCA to say why they didn't scan her.

2, What happens if/when the chips fail? I have had three chips fail so far on 4 dogs! I get them scanned each time I go to the vets now. All the old nunbers are cross referenced to the new one.
And chips have been known to move despite what you read in the articles.

3, ALL dog wardens and rescues [whether national or local] must be made to scan.

4, And who should get the pups chipped the breeder or the owner? Change of ownership and/or address cost me £20 each last time I had to do it 10 years ago not funny when you have more than one dog.

5, and what happens to the dog if it bites someone breaking in? Up to now it has always been regarded by insurance companies that if you have a beware of the dog sign and it bites and that person makes a claim then you knew you had a nasty dog!

On the whole I am all for it, but am concerned about just how this will be inforced.