Monday, 12 January 2015

Exempted Dog Owners-Important Info:

If you are the registered owner/keeper of a dog(s) registered on the Index of Exempted Dogs which is operated by DEFRA - you must renew your 3rd party insurance cover each year, on time, in order to stay within the law.

You also need to send proof of your insurance cover to the Index when you renew it each year and keep proof of the insurance cover safe with your exemption certificate and any other documents relating to your dog.

The 3rd party insurance cover is compulsory - a legal requirement and it is not a 'one-off' requirement when your dog is first exempted - it must be renewed each year.

You can obtain the necessary insurance cover as a benefit of membership with the Dogs Trust - you need to inform them that you require an insurance certificate for an exempted dog(s) when you take out membership. Membership is £25 per year per person. Details can be obtained on their website.

If your insurance lapses - your dog may be seized and could be ordered destroyed by the court.

If you need advice or help - please contact us.