Thursday, 10 August 2017

Cherwell District Council - Animal Welfare

Did you know that dog theft has risen by 24 percent nationally in the last three years?
So, the council is reminding residents that, since last year, microchipping and tagging their dogs have been legal requirements to help increase the chances of finding a lost or stolen dog.
Dog owners are also recommended to be considerate of other walkers and keep their dogs under proper control as the council has already received several reports of dog on dog attacks and out of control dog issues.
In order to facilitate the rescue of a lost dog, in addition to microchips and security tags, owners are advised to take pictures of their dogs from various angles. These can be used to advertise the missing dogs and prove ownership.
Further information can be found on the Animal Welfare web page of Cherwell’s website at http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1642