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 on 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, these are particularly good for very small puppies or kittens.
All vets and dog wardens carry scanners, ensuring that all microchipped, straying pets are returned to their owners.
The Dogs (NI) Order 1983 requires all dog owners to possess a valid dog licence, which must be renewed on an annual basis. Please see below for links, to provide information on dog licencing, dog control and how to report a lost, stray or stolen dog.
Antrim and Newtown Abbey Borough Council :
Mid and East Antrim Council :
For reporting issues of dog attacks, stray dogs and aggressive dogs please click here