Monday, 30 October 2017
Please keep your pet's microchip details up to date. It is heart-breaking when pets are chipped but their owners haven't kept the chip contact details updated, so the pet can't be reunited with their owner.
According to a Dogs' Trust survey:
More than 180 dogs go missing every day.
60% of all stray dogs are returned to their owners.
Of the other 40%, 69% had incorrect microchip contact information.
The good news is that the number of stray dogs found on UK streets fell last year for the sixth year running, to 66,277. 80% were seized by local authorities, 16% by members of the public. The number of stray dogs being euthanased also fell last year from 3% to 2%.