The Dogs Trust help Gnasher get a microchip

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The Dogs Trust help Gnasher get a microchip
21st November 2014

As part of the Dogs Trust's Chip My Dog initiative, the charity is working with The Beano to encourage all dog owners in the UK to microchip their dogs ahead of legislation coming into force in England in 2016 and in Wales which will make microchipping compulsory.
The process aims to limit the number of stray and abandoned dogs. Microchipping accounts for over 10,000 dogs being reunited with their owners this year, and the number is growing each year.
 
In this week’s strip, Dennis and Gnasher visit the newly opened Dogs Trust Beanotown Rehoming Centre - and it soon becomes apparent that Gnasher, despite his mischievous nature, has never been microchipped himself.  
 
Craig Graham, The Beano Editor comments, “Gnasher has been found everywhere from Southampton’s quayside, to Scotland and even floating around Space. 
"Gnasher is always giving Dennis the slip - in fact I’d say it’s an average of about three times a week - so a microchip will be invaluable in identifying him and making sure that he always manages to get home safely.”
 
Elvira Meucci-Lyons, Head of Campaigns and Community at Dog’s Trust joined Wake Up London to explain how they hope to get people microchipping. 
 

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