From April 2012 it will be a condition of any dog licence that the dog be fitted with a microchip.
From April 2012, the identification number associated with the microchip, and the owner’s contact details must be entered on your dog licence application form. Your dog cannot be licensed without a valid microchip number.
Council Dog Wardens will be carrying out free microchipping on the following dates at the Lisburn City Council Depot, Altona Road, Lisburn:
Wednesday 15 May 10am-11am
Wednesday 22 May 12:30pm - 1:30pm
This is your opportunity to get your dog microchipped free of charge before you renew your licence.
No appointment is needed.
Alternatively Vets in the Lisburn area may be carrying out the service for free.
Further enquires to Dog Pound 028 92600804 (between 1230 – 2 30pm)
If your dog is already microchipped please ensure that you include the microchip number on your application for renewal under Distinguishing Marks.
A microchip is a small electronic device, which is the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner. If an animal is found to have a microchip, the Council contacts a national database to find the owner's details. The owner then can be contacted and reunited with their dog. Council Dog Wardens have special access to the databases to allow them to contact you if they find your dog.