A HAMPSHIRE MP has backed plans to get microchips in all dogs after expressing her fears about the numbers of attacks on people.
New regulations will introduced from April 2016 requiring all dogs to be registered with an authorised national commercial database.
Other initiatives include amending the Dangerous Dogs Act, to help protect children, and those who have to visit private properties, including healthcare and utility workers and postmen.
However this will not protect those who have illegally entered a private property.
MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes, said: “I am pleased that the Government is taking action to deal with the problems caused by irresponsible dog ownership and improve animal welfare.
“I have become increasingly concerned about complaints of aggressive dogs and irresponsible ownership.
“While the majority of people and animals do not cause problems, some attacks have been quite vicious.
“These proposals will help to protect people attacked on private property and also help councils and charities save money on kennelling and re-homing costs.”
For more Romsey stories
- Solent NHS Trust in running for medical award
- Schools could win kitchen equipment and a dance lesson with Diversity's Ashley Banjo
- Dozens of school children struck down by mystery illness
- Police launch appeal after man goes missing
- Fire breaks out at office
- Police scour CCTV footage in secondary school break-in
- Dig out your old footwear in aid of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
- Dog fight dazzles in skies over Hampshire