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X-Ray production team X-Ray production team | 16:36 UK time, Monday, 1 February 2010

Since 2008, our local councils have been responsible for stray dogs. Last year, council officers picked up an astounding twelve thousand strays.

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Guest presenter Lisa Rogers goes behind the scenes at Cardiff's Dog Home in tonight's programme. Lisa, an animal lover who has a menagerie (including a dog, two cats, five chickens and even a small flock of sheep!), joins dog warden Steve Green during a typical working day to see what his busy job entails.

How you can make sure your dog gets traced back to you if it goes missing:

  • Ensure your dog has a collar with your contact details on it. It's a legal requirement for any dog in a public place.
  • Get your dog microchipped at your vets. Your dog is then permanently identified as yours, so if it's ever lost it can be easily traced back to you.
  • Don't forget to inform the company the microchip is registered with if you move house.
  • If your dog does go missing, or if you find a stray on the street, contact your local council.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    I enjoyed Monday's show, particularly the feature on Cardiff's dogs home. I've been considering getting a dog for a while - and I'm more likely to rehome an older dog now (rather than purchasing a puppy).

 

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