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MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford supports Dogs Trust microchipping campaign

PUBLISHED: 11:40 31 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:40 31 October 2014

David Evennett MP. Picture: Clive Tagg.

David Evennett MP. Picture: Clive Tagg.

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David Evennett MP was "delighted" to support the charity.

Dogs Trust launched its new website, a unique one stop shop for all microchipping enquiries, this week.

It will advise people on the upcoming changes in the law, how to update microchip details and what to do if you have lost or found a dog.

They showcased the chipmydog.org.uk website at an event attended by Mr Evennett.

He said: “I am delighted to support Dogs Trust and help the charity launch its Chip My Dog website.

“I am supportive of the charity’s microchipping campaign and greatly welcomed the Government’s announcement on the introduction of compulsory microchipping for all dogs in England from April 2016. “Compulsory microchipping will make it easier to reunite lost dogs with their owners and cut unnecessary kennelling costs for local authorities.

“I urge my dog-owning constituents to get their canine companions microchipped and visit chipmydog.org.uk to find out more about this vital component of dog welfare before the new law comes into force”.

Clarissa Baldwin OBE, Dogs Trust CEO, says: “Microchipping has been at the heart of Dogs Trust activities for a long time and we’re now looking forward to an exciting few years during which it will become compulsory in England, Wales and – we hope – Scotland.

“Chipmydog.org.uk will be the portal for all microchipping questions and we hope it will ensure that no dog is left unchipped when the laws change.

“Whilst only the size of a grain of rice, a microchip can be a highly effective means of reuniting a lost dog with its owner.

“Results from our recent Stray Dog Survey showed that just over 10,000 dogs were returned to their owners for this exact reason. However, it is vital to update your details! Just as you would tell your bank you’ve moved house, so too should you inform your database.

“Sadly without up-to-date information a microchip on its own is redundant.”

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