Is your dog Microchipped???


Microchipping will soon be compulsory for all dog owners in England, following an announcement made by the Westminster Government that has been welcomed by Dogs Trust.




When a stray dog is collected by Torbay Council, they have a duty under law to keep that dog for 7 days to allow time for the owner to collect.

If the dog is not claimed it will cost the local authority a minimum of £167.33. If a dog is collected by it's owner, the charge will initially be approximately £122, which will then increase on a daily rate due to kennel charges. This will also include a government fine, as shown below.  

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At the Party in the Car Park event in October 2013, one of the more successful and popular attractions of the day was the free micro-chipping. Currently you can expect to pay anything up to £50 to get your dog micro-chipped. Provided by the Dogs Trust, over 100 dogs were Micro-chipped, saving the Hele & Barton community approximately £5000 on the day. Brian Mallaney, Torbay Street Warden said, “it was a fantastic day and it was good to see so many people taking advantage of the free Micro-chipping”.

Most veterinary practices in the Torbay area can microchip your dog, along with a growing number of local authorities and animal welfare groups. Click on the links below for more information and advice.


Visit the Dogs Trust website & Torbay Councils website for more information.


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