Battersea Dogs and Cats Home welcomes new microchip law

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Battersea Dogs and Cats Home welcomes new microchip law

A new law has come into force which requires all dogs to be fitted with a microchip, with owners who fail to comply facing fines of up to £500.

The move has been welcomed at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where only 30% of lost dogs are reunited with their owners.

At the charity's base, London Live spoke to Trevor Cooper, an expert in dog law and Laura Stubbs who works in the Lost & Found centre.

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