has teamed up with Lambeth Council to offer a series of free microchipping and
tag engraving events to encourage responsible ownership of dogs and ensure they
are easily identifiable should they be lost or stolen.
the events are open to Lambeth Living tenants
only, it will certainly help to decrease the numbers of stray dogs on the
streets of Battersea.
Council allows its tenants to keep dogs if they meet certain conditions,
including having their dog microchipped and providing a collar and tag which
displays their contact details. Battersea hopes that in helping Lambeth’s
residents fulfil their duties as responsible dog owners, it can cut down the
number of dogs that are relinquished or abandoned in the borough.
the last 12 months, 280 much-loved pets have come into Battersea’s care when
owners who are living in rented accommodation cannot secure permission from
their landlord to keep their four-legged friends.
year, only 2% of the dogs who came through the charity’s gates were wearing a
collar and tag and only 28% were microchipped. Without these important forms of
identification, it is virtually impossible to trace an owner should their pet
be lost or stolen.
is up to private landlords if they allow tenants to keep pets or not, but in
the case of Lambeth Living tenants who are allowed dogs, it is vital that they
can be identified if they go missing” says Emma Hopkinson,
manager at the Battersea branch of lettings agent Edmund Cude. “We would
encourage all tenants to do this for their dogs and also to speak to us if they
are having difficulty finding private accommodation which will allow them to
keep their pets.”
Battersea runs a series of
microchipping, tag engraving and responsible ownership events for members of
the public throughout London. For more information please visit www.battersea.org.uk.