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Microchips reunite dogs and families - but two thirds of stray dogs are not microchipped


• The UK Government claimed this year that 95% of dogs are now microchipped – but new Battersea research reveals only 65% of strays even have a microchip fitted

• Only 31% of all strays have accurate and up-to-date details attached to their microchip so their owners can be traced

• Battersea is calling for Local Authorities, charities, vets and dog owners to work together to improve this

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Sable

After she was stolen from their East Sussex farm four years ago, Sable’s owners Roger and Julie Verity thought they'd never see their beloved Cocker Spaniel again - until they received a phone call from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home last month.

Shep July 2016

One year after it became law for owners to microchip their dogs, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals almost half the strays that come through its doors are still unchipped. Today (6 April), on the anniversary since compulsory microchipping was introduced, the charity has released photos of some of the many stray dogs that came into its centres without microchips and were found new homes.

Misty May 2016

One year after it became law for owners to microchip their dogs, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals almost half the strays that come through its doors are still unchipped. Today (6 April), on the anniversary since compulsory microchipping was introduced, the charity has released photos of some of the many stray dogs that came into its centres without microchips and were found new homes.

Dogs still lacking a microchip a year after chipping became mandatory

Microchipping has been mandatory for dogs in the UK for a year now, yet amazingly, some owners still haven’t had their dogs microchipped. This means that should the dog be stolen or get lost, its chances of being reunited with its owner are vastly reduced.

Time and time again we see dogs who have made it back home, sometimes after being missing for extended periods of time, all thanks to that tiny microchip. Yet shockingly, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is finding that half the stray dogs who end up in its care do not have a microchip.

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Theodore November 2016

One year after it became law for owners to microchip their dogs, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals almost half the strays that come through its doors are still unchipped. Today (6 April), on the anniversary since compulsory microchipping was introduced, the charity has released photos of some of the many stray dogs that came into its centres without microchips and were found new homes.

Susie April 2016

One year after it became law for owners to microchip their dogs, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals almost half the strays that come through its doors are still unchipped. Today (6 April), on the anniversary since compulsory microchipping was introduced, the charity has released photos of some of the many stray dogs that came into its centres without microchips and were found new homes.

Shep July 2016

One year after it became law for owners to microchip their dogs, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals almost half the strays that come through its doors are still unchipped. Today (6 April), on the anniversary since compulsory microchipping was introduced, the charity has released photos of some of the many stray dogs that came into its centres without microchips and were found new homes.

Sapphire June 2016

One year after it became law for owners to microchip their dogs, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals almost half the strays that come through its doors are still unchipped. Today (6 April), on the anniversary since compulsory microchipping was introduced, the charity has released photos of some of the many stray dogs that came into its centres without microchips and were found new homes.

Reginald December 2016

One year after it became law for owners to microchip their dogs, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reveals almost half the strays that come through its doors are still unchipped. Today (6 April), on the anniversary since compulsory microchipping was introduced, the charity has released photos of some of the many stray dogs that came into its centres without microchips and were found new homes.

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