Dear Dog Lovers,
Thank you for visiting the Vets Get Scanning web site. I would like to explain what our aims are and how you could help us.
I know how lucky my daughter Debbie and her husband Richard are to have both dogs, Widget and Gizmo, back home after they were stolen in May 2006. This was purely because of the media coverage in the Daily Mirror, on the BBC News and especially on GMTV (video clips are on the stories page).
There are many loopholes that work against responsible dog owners and their microchipped pet. After a dog is stolen and having experienced this first hand, we know the changes that need to be made to the present system. You will only find out who is not scanning for microchips when you need it the most.
The aim of the Vets Get Scanning appeal is to get all Vets to adopt a practice policy where all dogs are routinely scanned for microchips on their first visit. When a dog is taken into the veterinary practice with an owner no check for [...]