In this week’s Scoop – discover the importance of keeping your dog’s microchip details pup-to-date, meet Earl the grumpy dog, the fight against breed specific legislation takes a hit and Neville Jacobs releases his first book.
Dogs Trust charity talks microchipping…
In April this year, it became a legal requirement for all pups to be microchipped. Thanks to this important change to the law, local authorities have reported that the number of stray dogs picked up by councils has reduced dramatically. This is the kind of news that warms our heart, but there’s still work to be done…
According to the Dogs Trust charity, the next challenge is making sure that dog owners keep their pups microchip details up to date. The charity claims that outdated microchip details are the biggest thing keeping dogs from being happily reunited with their owners, and the only way to avoid that is to always ensure microchip details are up to date.
Move over Grumpy Cat, there’s a new star in town!
You’re probably familiar with the Grumpy Cat meme that rose to interweb fame a few years ago. Well, it looks like there’s a new grump in town! Earl the puggle, half pub half beagle, gained popularity at about five months old after his owner posted pictures of him on Reddit. Since then, Earls’s permanent gloomy face has become an internet sensation, with his photos making new rounds on the web over the last week. It’s not hard to see why he’s so ‘pawpular’!
Pit bulls have been banned in Montreal, Canada
On Tuesday, Montreal city council voted in favour of a ban against the new ownership of Pit Bull or Pit Bull type dogs. A ban as broad as this sadly puts many many dogs in a precarious position. Thankfully a group of lawyers and animal behaviourists now plan to challenge this decision in court. The new legislation will apply to Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, any mix of these breeds and dogs that simply present the physical characteristics of these breeds.
Neville Jacobs gets his own book
If you’re a follower of celebrity pooches you may already be familiar with Neville Jacobs, furbaby to fashion designer Marc Jacobs. With over 190,000 followers on Instagram, Neville is a sensation in his own right and launched his first 248 page book on the 27th of this month. You can expect to find this stylish pooch featuring in 200 photos around the world rubbing shoulders with plenty of his human celebrity friends. The book is available for pre-order now in hardcover now at Amazon.