Two people have been fined for failing to ensure their dog has a collar or tag containing updated contact details.

The owner of a German shepherd, which was picked up as a stray in Cosby, was fined £220, ordered to pay £140 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge, after not entering a plea at Leicester Magistrates’ Court.

A cocker spaniel was also picked up without a collar on, near Sapcote. The owner was fine £50, with £50 costs and a £30 victim surcharge for admitting the offence

Councillor Iain Hewson, of Blaby District Council, said: “Every time we pick a dog up as a stray it costs the council money that could be better spent elsewhere.”

In the UK, the Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional (but we would recommend this).

The Law and Microchipping – Please note that as of the 6th April 2016, every dog must be microchipped by the keeper of that dog in the UK and registered on one of the authorised commercial databases as well as wearing a dog tag in public.

You can be fined up to £5,000 if your dog does not wear an identification tag and up to £500 if your pet’s microchip contact details are not up to date.

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Hundreds of pet tags to choose from just google UK pet ID tags.