Dog and chips …

Not another story about animals and food?  No, more a question really …

The Environment Secretary (Owen Paterson) has announced that all dogs in England must be micro-chipped, by law, from 6 April 2016.

Obviously, us ‘Parkies’ love nothing better than to meet our well-behaved canine chums and their humans.   The one’s we really enjoy the company of; are the ones that bring their own dog waste bags, clear up after themselves, abide by the bye-laws with regard to when/where our pups can go on/off lead etc.

Usually, it’s this type of human that will already have taken the precaution of having their dog micro-chipped.  Let’s face it – our canine pals don’t come cheap – do they?  Surely, it’s in our own interests to protect our pets as much as we can.  Micro-chipping helps to reunite us if our dogs get lost, escape their home environment.

Meet Jessie - Wilf's 'mutt'

Meet Jessie – Wilf’s ‘mutt’

Tell us what you feel about it? Do you support this new legislation? Do you already have your pets micro-chipped? Do you think it will help to re-home stray dogs?

Let us know what you think …

More information can be found on the BBC Website here.

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Wilf is the online presence of Wolverhampton Parks and is written by members of the Parks Team. We are passionate about our parks and we love to meet all of the people that it belongs to. After all, we are only the custodians of all of our green and open spaces.
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7 Responses to Dog and chips …

  1. Both of my dogs are micro chipped and I agree I think all dogs should be.
    I can’t really think of a reason why people wouldn’t want to micro chip their pets, especially as so many places offer micro chipping for free.

    I also think that there should be more restrictions on where dogs can be off their leads as well, which I know will make me very unpopular with a lot of dog owners!

  2. Caroline says:

    My dogs and cat are all microchipped and I would never dream of taking my dogs out without taking baggies to clean up after them. I have no problem saying to people to pick up after theyre dogs if I see them just keep walking, lol 🙂

  3. Caroline says:

    *their

  4. Keri lloyd says:

    Makes perfect sense, the question has to be: Why hasn’t the Government done it sooner?

  5. Guess we’d have to ask the Minister for a response on that one Keri. ^Wilf

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