Microchipping your dog
Microchipping service for dogs
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's dog warden service has a microchipping service for your dog at a cost of £10 if you come to one of our microchipping events, or £15 if you have a home visit from our dog warden.
It is against the law for a dog to be in a public place if not wearing a collar and identification with its owners name and address on it and from 6 April 2016 dogs must be microchipped by law, or their owners run the risk of a £500 fine.
Thousands of owners have now taken positive steps to ensure their much loved companion can also be identified through microchip technology. According to figures from the Dogs Trust (dogstrust.org.uk), over four million dogs and cats have been microchipped since microchipping was introduced in 1989. This number continues to grow at an estimated 8,000 registrations per week.
Microchipping is now recognised as the most effective and secure way of permanently identifying a pet. A unique identification number is registered to the animal and the owner's details are placed on a national database.
It is estimated that less than half of all dogs that go missing each year are reunited with their owners. Getting your dog microchipped gives the assurance that should they become lost (or be stolen); they are more likely to be returned to you safe and sound.
If you would like to discuss our microchipping service or arrange for your dog to be microchipped, please contact the Dog Warden Service on 01455 238141.
Cancelling an appointment
For more information see cancellation of services.
Last updated: 30/03/2017 12:04