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All dogs to be microchipped in England by 2016

• The Guardian

All dogs in England will, from April 2016, have to be microchipped as part of a government attempt to cut the number of strays and make pet owners more responsible for their animals.

Each year about 110,000 dogs in Britain are abandoned or lost, at a cost of £57m to the taxpayer and welfare charities. In more than half the cases the owners cannot be identified.