This weekend (13th and 14th February), Dogs Trust will be welcoming a whole host of dog owners and their four-legged friends to the world's first Microchippy!
As seen on Channel 5's Saturday Show, the Microchippy is a pop-up restaurant designed to remind dog owners that by 6th April, it will be a legal requirement for all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales to be microchipped and that the details on their microchip database are kept up to date.
Dogs Trust has long campaigned to bring about the introduction of compulsory microchipping and registration and we are very pleased to welcome the legislation, which will go a long way to improving dog welfare and responsible ownership. Microchipping is the most effective permanent way to assist in a lost dog being returned to their owner which in turn reduces the number of healthy dogs unnecessarily put to sleep. To ensure lost dogs have the best possible chance of being swiftly reunited with their owner, it is hugely important that owners ensure their dog always wears a collar and a tag displaying their contact details, and that they keep their microchip database details up to date.
Dogs Trust has committed to ensuring dog owners have access to free microchipping at one of our many drop-in events across the country and at our 20 rehoming centres across the UK before it becomes compulsory in England, Scotland and Wales on 6th April 2016. Find out about events in your area here.