Microchipping, which is required by law, is currently offered for FREE by the Animal Welfare Officers. Get in touch with them to arrange microchipping for your dog on 023 8083 3005 (option 4) or send them an email at animal.welfare@southampton.gov.uk

More information about micro chipping

  1. Microchipping is one of the most effective ways of permanently identifying an animal. A microchip is an electronic device, roughly the size of a grain of rice
  2. This chip is coded with a unique identification number which is registered to the animal and can be picked up by a scanner
  3. The owners details are stored on a national database
  4. Microchipping is a relatively painless procedure and involves the chip being injected under the animals skin with a sterile needle.