Microchip scheme for dogs
The Dog Control Service has launched a new low cost scheme to supply micro chipping for dogs.
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic device, which is the size of a grain of rice and is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner. A microchip works through radio wave frequencies.
How is the microchip implanted?
Using a specially designed implanting device the microchip is injected through a sterile needle just under the skin between the dog's shoulder blades. No anaesthetic is required and the procedure should cause no more discomfort than a standard vaccination.
How are owners traced?
All stray dogs collected by the wardens are routinely scanned and if a stray animal is found to have a microchip the company holding the database is authorised to give the owners details to the wardens to be able to reunite the dog with its owner.
It is important to keep all your contact details up to date contact the microchip company if you make any changes.
Dogs should attend wearing a collar and a lead only and no harness can be worn on the implant site for at least 48 hours, as this will irritate the injection site.
Event are held at various locations around the borough on a monthly basis doing mobile implanting and registration sessions.
£10.00 to Broxtowe Borough Council residents and £15.00 to non-residents
A 10 minute appointment slot is allocated to each dog.
Owners are asked to bring all contact details along with them that they want to be added to the database.
Page Last Updated: 08/02/2013