Battersea issues microchipping message

Posted: 12 January 2017 at 11:33 am

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is encouraging vets to reiterate the importance of microchipping to pet owners in the New Year.

Battersea’s intake manager Steven Craddock said: ‘It’s always sad to see lovely dogs brought to us through no fault of their own, confused and forlorn but Battersea is the best place for them while we try to locate their owners.

If we have no luck, we will work on finding them new homes.

However, this does go to show the importance of microchipping your pets and keeping their registered details up to date. Without this, Battersea has no way of tracking stray animals’ owners and must wait to see if they’re claimed.

In April last year, it became law to microchip dogs, so I’d suggest all owners take this simple step that can save both them and their pet pain and distress, and help us reunite them with their four-legged friends as quickly as possible.’