trudiha wrote: »
I've got nothing against microchips, both of my dogs were done. However, I can't see any point in bringing in a new law when there seems to be no interest whatsoever in enforcing the ones we already have.
It's already illegal to have a dog out without an id tag but my dog warden has told me that the local authority don't have the resources or see it as a priority to enforce this, why would the microchips be any different? It would just be another expense for the majority of responsible dog owners, some of whom have good reason for not chipping, while the tiny minority of gob!!!!! owners who ignore every other piece of legislation would ignore this one too.
Tropez wrote: »
It costs me £15 to get a dog chipped. I don't really consider that ridiculous as there are ongoing database costs and the vets time to consider.
Beckyy wrote: »
I think that's reasonable - but our local vets charge double that. Petlog then ask for an extra £10 if you need to change your details, or want 'enhanced' features. Fair enough, but it isn't appealing to people who are on a budget and already aprehensive about getting it done.
Obviously there are many places you will microchip for a smaller fee, but people don't always know about them.
Shepherd1 wrote: »
What about tatoos, easier to identify and is a deterrent to people stealing dogs.
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