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OVER 20% OF DOGS NOT ‘CHIPPED’

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Police say that over 20% of dogs in both Orihuela and on the Costa to not have the “chip” identification, which has been mandatory in Spain for many years. The figures have been released following a campaign initiated by the Department of Health which began on February 14. The operation was carried out by the local police but on this occasion it was undertaken purely as an information gathering process, an awareness initiative with no sanctions being carried out, according to Councilor Luis Galiano (PSOE).

“Local Police Agents have not punished the owners, but we have reported the mandatory animal identification to the authorities, together with the consequences of not chipping their animals to the owners, “he said last week.

In a statement the councilor said that the campaign has found that 20% of the animals do not meet the law and did not have the” chip” fitted.

He went on to say that the police have found that 6% of the dogs are part of the group considered to be potentially dangerous animals and their owners do not have the requisite license. “So, he has now begun to process requirements to ensure that owners correct any deficiencies that have been found. Failure to do so will result in the imposition of a fine.

Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/38449/

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Walking the dog

Police say that over 20% of dogs in both Orihuela and on the Costa to not have the "chip" identification, which has been mandatory in Spain for many years. The figures have been released following a campaign initiated by the Department of Health which began on February 14. The operation was carried out by the local police but on this occasion it was undertaken purely as an information gathering process, an awareness initiative with no sanctions being carried out, according to Councilor Luis Galiano (PSOE).

"Local Police Agents have not punished the owners, but we have reported the mandatory animal identification to the authorities, together with the consequences of not chipping their animals to the owners, "he said last week.

In a statement the councilor said that the campaign has found that 20% of the animals do not meet the law and did not have the" chip" fitted.

He went on to say that the police have found that 6% of the dogs are part of the group considered to be potentially dangerous animals and their owners do not have the requisite license. "So, he has now begun to process requirements to ensure that owners correct any deficiencies that have been found. Failure to do so will result in the imposition of a fine.

Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/38449/

Home Insurance | Spanish Home Insurance | Home Insurance in Spain | Spanish Property | Costa Blanca Spanish Property | Spain Property | Spanish Real Estate | Spain Real Estate

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