If you have a dog you must ensure your dog is microchipped and kept up to date, failure to do so will mean you are breaking the law.
Havering Council picked up over 200 dogs in the period of 2014 to 2015 and sadly only five stray dogs were returned to their owners.
If you sell a puppy or transfer ownership it will also be illegal to do so without it being microchipped.
The dogs trust is providing some free micro chipping events to help you meet the deadline.
The next available microchipping event takes place at White Hart Lane, Romford on the 7th January 2016.
For more information visit their website at www.dogstrust.org.uk