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Microchipping stats ‘fall far short of the Government’s claim’

Despite the UK Government’s claim this year that 95 percent of all dogs are now microchipped, a new report published by Battersea reveals only 65 percent of strays taken in by Local Authorities across the UK even have a chip fitted and too few of them are up to date.

Battersea research reveals that only 31 percent of all strays have accurate and up-to-date details attached to their microchip so their owners can be traced

The charity is calling for Local Authorities, charities, vets and dog owners to work together to improve this.

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