The RSPCA is reminding dog owners to make sure their pets are microchipped before a new law comes into place next month - and the importance of updating those chips.
The animal charity launched says there are many examples of when an animal is found to have been chipped but the owners are not identifiable due to the details being out of date.
Harvey the Dalmatian. Harvey was was found alone and freezing cold at a bus stop near Shedfield Common in Hampshire - 140 miles away.
He was so weak he could barely lift his head or wag his tail.
Harvey was microchipped - with the chip’s registered address listed as Ynysybwl, Pontypridd – but the phone numbers on the chip were not recognised.
An appeal for information was launched to try and track down his owners but despite several enquiries his owners have not been found.
Harvey is still in RSPCA care in Hampshire and doing much better.
From 6th April - in just a few weeks time - it will be become a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped in Wales and for the owners details to be kept up-to-date.