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Dogs: Tagging

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to encourage vets, re-homing centres and dog wardens to scan stray dogs for microchips.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

It is already best practice for vets, re-homing centres and dog wardens to scan strays and they have a duty of care to do so. To assist dog wardens, the Kennel Club has provided free scanners to all local authorities. We will also be reminding these parties of the need to scan dogs.

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