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Importance of keeping microchips up to date

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Almost 70 per cent of the microchipped stray dogs collected by local authorities last year were unable to be reunited with their owners as their microchips contained out of date information, a survey has revealed.

Dogs Trust’s annual stray dog survey found that 66,277 stray dogs were taken in by local authorities last year, the lowest figures since data collection started 20 years ago, and that 60 per cent of strays were reunited with their owners. However, of the dogs that had microchips, Dogs Trust found that 69 per cent …

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