Microchipping is a simple procedure that injects a small chip carrying a unique 12 digit number under the skin of your pet.
The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and once inserted is permanent, when read with a scanner this unique ID is used to identify your pet. This ID will be registered to a national database. In the event of your animal being found by vets or dog wardens, we can then contact you and reunite you with your pet.
We now offer mini microchips which are even smaller, this are particularly good for very small puppies or kittens.
All vets and dog wardens carry scanners, ensuring that all microchipped, straying pets get returned to their owners.
More microchipping information can be seen on the links below:
The Dogs (NI) Order 1983 requires all dog owners to possess a valid dog licence which must be renewed on an annual basis. Please click on the link below for more information:
Dogs and Animal Welfare | Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk – Information and Guidance on Dog Licensing, Animal Welfare and Dog Control
Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council
www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk – Official website for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Dog control and animal welfare – Belfast City Council
Dog control and animal welfare Apply for a dog licence. Apply for a single or block dog licence. Report a lost, stray or stolen dog. Report a lost, stray or stolen dog and get advice on stopping your dog straying.
Reporting issues of dog attacks, stray dogs and aggressive dogs please follow the link: http://www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Residents/Dogs/Dog-Wardens