Last day for dog chipping
Dog owners in Rutherglen and Cambuslang who haven’t had their pets microchipped by the end of today, Wednesday, are facing fines of up to £500.
All dogs aged eight weeks and over in Scotland will be legally required to have a microchip from that day.
The move is designed to make it easier to reunite owners with lost or stolen animals. It will also help track down people with aggressive dogs and make it tougher for people to operate illegal puppy farms.
The chips should also save councils and charities £ 33million a year by reducing the number of strays whose owners cannot be traced.
The microchip – which is the size of a grain of rice – will be registered with an approved database, which will hold up-to-date information about the dog and its owner’s contact details.
Go to www.chipmydog. org.uk for more information.