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Microchipping service

Microchipping surgeries

Updating your dog's microchip

We offer a microchipping service in conjunction with a national database.

Owners have to get their dogs microchipped and registered by law or face fines of £500.

From 6 April 2016 new legislation will be introduced that means all dog keepers will be required to have their dogs microchipped and registered on one of the authorised databases.

There are three main reasons why associations such as the British Veterinary Association have been campaigning for the compulsory microchipping of dogs:

  • To help reunite strays with their owners
  • To help tackle puppy farming
  • To encourage responsible ownership

The council's Dog Control Officer will enforce the law if a dog is not microchipped, registered on an authorised database, such as Petlog, or whose details are not kept up to date. They may serve a notice for the keeper to have the dog chipped within 21 days and can even take possession of a dog to check if it is chipped or to arrange for the procedure to take place.

All dogs that are eight weeks old or older and not a certified working dog will need to be chipped and registered. Keepers have until 6 April 2016 to microchip any dog that currently does not have one to ensure they comply with the law.

Microchipping service

Microchipping is the most effective and secure way of permanently identifying a pet. See lost and stray dogs for further details.

Our Dog Control Officer is fully trained and offers a a low cost microchipping service. The procedure includes:

  • a home visit
  • lifetime registration to a national database
  • a personalised certificate, and
  • a unique collar tag.

The procedure is very quick and causes no more discomfort than a standard vaccination.

To arrange for your dog to be microchipped call 01623 463189.

Microchipping surgeries

Microchip your dog for only £10 at one of the following surgeries:

Tuesday 5 AprilPark Pavilion, Carr Lane, Warsop2pm to 4pm
Thursday 7 AprilPark Pavilion, Manor, Mansfield Woodhouse2pm to 4pm
Thursday 14 AprilPark Pavilion, Carr Bank, Mansfield2pm to 4pm
Thursday 28 AprilNorthfield Focus Point4pm to 6pm
Tuesday 10 MayRacecourse Park pavilion, Mansfield10am to 12noon
Thursday 12 MayKing George V Park pavilion, Mansfield2pm to 4pm

Booking your 10 minute appointment  by phoning 01623 463189.

Updating your dog's microchip

If you move or change your telephone number it is important to tell the relevant microchip database so they can update their records.

If your dog is sold or given to a new owner, you will also need to arrange for the details on the dog's microchip to be changed.

Page last updated: 26 April 2016

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