£1,300 penalty for dog with no microchip
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AWEST LANCASHIRE dog owner has been ordered to pay more than £1,300 for failing to microchip his pet.
Daniel Bradley’s mastiff was picked up by West Lancashire Borough Council in Old Skelmersdale last year after a complaint was made by a member of the public.
There was no microchip found when the dog was scanned, and the mastiff wasn’t wearing an identity tag with the owner’s name and address which all dogs must have by law while out in public.
After Mr Bradley, of Woodrow, Skelmersdale, collected his pet, he was given 21 days to get his dog chipped, however, he did not comply with the notice.
Failing to attend court, Mr Bradley was found guilty in his absence and fined more than £1,300 for not following the law regarding his dog.
Owners who fail to comply with the regulations can be fined up to £500.