New Law for Microchipping from 2016

The government has announced that all dogs in England must be microchipped from 7th April 2016.


Local authorities and the police will be responsible for enforcing the law and Vets will be asked to remind owners to microchip their dogs.

Owners of dogs found without a chip after April 2016 will have a short amount of time to have the procedure carried out. Those who refuse to microchip their dogs could face a fine of up to £500.

In order to encourage responsible pet ownership, RSPCA Cornwall Branch offers microchipping and registration of cats and dogs owned in Cornwall for just £15. Please phone to make an appointment with our trained staff.

Ring 01637 881455 between 9a.m. and 4p.m. any day except Wednesdays.