Search

Chips go to the dogs

PUBLISHED: 15:18 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 16:10 25 August 2010

GREYHOUNDS at a racetrack in the borough will be among the first in the UK to undergo a micro chipping programme. Crayford Stadium was selected by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) to participate in a national pilot to tag racing dogs ears.

GREYHOUNDS at a racetrack in the borough will be among the first in the UK to undergo a micro chipping programme.

Crayford Stadium was selected by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) to participate in a national pilot to tag racing dogs' ears.

Tagging is commonplace in horse racing and pet industries and is expected to allow a record to be kept of a dog's treatment, safety and racing career.

Declan Donnelly, Director of Regulation for GBGB, said: "On the back of the findings from the pilot project at Crayford we expect to be in a position to recommend that micro chipping be rolled out across the sport during 2009."

The tag ought to eliminate the risk of dogs running in the wrong races.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bexley Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Bexley Times