The Microchipping Alliance

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The Kennel Club has campaigned as part of the Microchipping Alliance to make permanent identification compulsory for all dogs since 2009. The Microchipping Alliance comprises a number of animal welfare charities, assistance dog charities, veterinary organisations, dog membership organisations, and other organisations including:

  • Association of Dogs and Cats Homes
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Blue Cross
  • British Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • British Veterinary Association
  • British Veterinary Nurses Association
  • Cats Protection
  • Communication Workers Union
  • Dog Breeding Advisory Council
  • Dogs Trust
  • Guide Dogs
  • Hearing Dogs
  • Kennel Club
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)
  • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
  • Vets Get Scanning
  • Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Wood Green

The Alliance has welcomed the Government's long-awaited announcement which it believes will:

  • Promote animal welfare and responsible dog ownership
  • Bring dogs and owners back together more quickly and effectively
  • Improve the current situation surrounding stray dogs by minimising the need for unidentified lost dogs to be rehomed
  • Improve traceability generally

The Microchipping Alliance estimated that annual cost savings to local authorities relating to dog welfare alone could be between £20.8 million and £23.2 million from the first year of introducing legislation.

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The Microchipping Alliance briefing (PDF)

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