Why can’t the veterinary profession help pet families check microchip registration? #ScanMe #CheckThatChip

Why can’t the veterinary profession help pet families check microchip registration? #ScanMe #CheckThatChip

“Battersea has today released its third report on the microchipping of stray dogs. Their survey of 51 Local Authorities in the UK shows that only 65% of the stray dogs found by or taken to these Councils were microchipped and that the proportion of the dogs that were registered with accurate contact details for the… Read More

Stolen SNUGGLES back home after vets checks microchip registration on first appointment ❤️ #PetTheftReform

Stolen SNUGGLES back home after vets checks microchip registration on first appointment ❤️ #PetTheftReform

Stolen SNUGGLES reunited after vet scans and checked microchip registration on her first appointment ❤️ This is something that should be made mandatory as vets continue to set their own practice policies and pet families and MPs assume this is happening #PetTheftReform #ScanMe #CheckThatChip Watch the YouTube video below. In the recent Pet Theft Debate,… Read More

Are your pet’s microchip details up to date? Poster for your Vet.

Are your pet’s microchip details up to date? Poster for your Vet.

Are your pet’s microchip details up to date? If your dog or cat’s microchip registration is not holding your correct contact information they maybe rehomed or put to sleep! Over 40% of vets couldn’t reunite stray pets with their owners due to incorrect contact details on the microchip database. Ask your Vet to download and… Read More

Two people have been fined for failing to ensure their dog has a collar or tag containing updated contact details.

Two people have been fined for failing to ensure their dog has a collar or tag containing updated contact details.

The owner of a German shepherd, which was picked up as a stray in Cosby, was fined £220, ordered to pay £140 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge, after not entering a plea at Leicester Magistrates’ Court. A cocker spaniel was also picked up without a collar on, near Sapcote. The owner was fine… Read More

FIFI reunited after a year and a half but no mention about her microchip.

FIFI reunited after a year and a half but no mention about her microchip.

HAVE WE FOUND LITTLE FIFI??!! On 22/1/17 last year a sweet little dog called FIFI (4 1/2 year old golden cocker spaniel bitch) was stolen from Yalding in Kent. The owners put posters up, made posts all over social media & it was even featured on GMTV. On Saturday the dog warden picked up a… Read More

Landmark case sees Kettering man prosecuted over dog microchipping but we can’t prosecute vets for not checking microchip registration! #ScanMe

Landmark case sees Kettering man prosecuted over dog microchipping but we can’t prosecute vets for not checking microchip registration! #ScanMe

A Kettering man has been given a criminal behaviour order for not microchipping his dogs in a landmark case.Matthew Fletcher, of Edinburgh Road, pleaded guilty to failing to microchip his dogs at Northampton Magistrates’ Court – the first prosecution of its kind in the town.In October 2017, Kettering Council’s wardens team was informed of a… Read More

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK ABOUT ‘PUPPY FARMING’ TO HELP FOUR ORGANISATIONS THAT HELP DOGS

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK ABOUT ‘PUPPY FARMING’ TO HELP FOUR ORGANISATIONS THAT HELP DOGS

We are so excited about the launch of The Evil Secret of Chestnut Farm by author, Marie Stubbs. Why? Firstly, because it’s not only a great story for dog lovers of all ages, but a really important story for children to learn about the sad reality behind the adorable puppy that is for sale but… Read More

LET’S GET ‘BEST PRACTICE’ FOR VETS WORKING FOR MISSING PETS!   Letter to all vets in the UK

LET’S GET ‘BEST PRACTICE’ FOR VETS WORKING FOR MISSING PETS!   Letter to all vets in the UK

LET’S GET ‘BEST PRACTICE’ FOR VETS WORKING FOR MISSING PETS! We microchip our pets in case they are lost or, even worse, stolen. Did you know that Veterinary surgeons are not obliged to scan a dog or cat for a microchip except before a rabies vaccination, the issue of a Pet Passport or for completing… Read More

Our #pets mean more to us than our phones or bicycles. Why doesn’t the law reflect this? #PetTheftPetition

Our #pets mean more to us than our phones or bicycles. Why doesn’t the law reflect this? #PetTheftPetition

Discovering your pet has been stolen must be any dog owner’s worst nightmare, but sadly, I don’t have to imagine how it feels because I know. Almost 12 years ago my two dogs, Widget and Gizmo, were stolen from my car. Dog theft wasn’t as prevalent as it is today and social media was still… Read More

Please sign and support the #PetTheftPetition.

Please sign and support the #PetTheftPetition.

    Click this link to sign:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174 Dogs, cats, horses or any other pet are not property – they are family! Share if you agree, and please sign our #PetTheft petition to ‘Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right’ and asking for tougher sentencing to act as… Read More

Dog Theft feature on Victoria Derbyshire BBC program 12th February 2018

Dog Theft feature on Victoria Derbyshire BBC program 12th February 2018

Stolen Scooby is being featured today on BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme along with Debbie Matthews from Vets Get Scanning and a Member of SAMPA The Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance Watch now… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05xwfv0 Sign the petition here…Together we can make a difference! https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174 Read more here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42945913 Follow Scooby’s timeline here… http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=119623 Share:FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinTumblrRedditPinterestemail Read More

Missing microchipped Sophie rehomed by Dogs Trust without checking owners details 6 years ago!

Missing microchipped Sophie rehomed by Dogs Trust without checking owners details 6 years ago!

Very sad update from Eileen:- This is the story of my dog Sophie who disappeared on August 1st 2003. By sheer fluke I posted on my own page last year regarding Sophie and a friend shared the post. It was spotted by someone on her friends list who came forward to say she was the person… Read More

STOLEN BAXTER REUNITED. MISSING SINCE JUNE’17 ❤️

STOLEN BAXTER REUNITED. MISSING SINCE JUNE’17 ❤️

MORNING ALL! As you all have heard, BAXTER IS HOME!!! We received significant information last night that lead to the safe return of our Boy. He is well, a little underweight and confused as to what is happening but safe and that is the main thing! Nothing TLC won’t sort 🐶 I just want to… Read More

BEAGLE CELESTE REUNITED AFTER 6 MONTHS ❤️

BEAGLE CELESTE REUNITED AFTER 6 MONTHS ❤️

So many people asking how Celeste was reunited so we wanted to give an update! To be honest we had suspicious of where she could possibly be however nothing solid at all and no information had come through during the 6 months. We had targeted certain areas and plastered posters up everywhere, we also tried… Read More

SACKED AS VET PRACTICE MANAGER FOR CHECKING MICROCHIP REGISTRATION!

SACKED AS VET PRACTICE MANAGER FOR CHECKING MICROCHIP REGISTRATION!

Hi there, I think what you’re doing is fantastic. I would like to make you aware of something. I have worked in the veterinary business for a number of years. I was fired from my last job as a practice manager for “getting too involved” in a case where a dog came in to the… Read More

WHY CAN’T VETS CHECK MICROCHIP REGISTRATION ON PETS FIRST APPOINTMENT?

WHY CAN’T VETS CHECK MICROCHIP REGISTRATION ON PETS FIRST APPOINTMENT?

MIDGET REUNITED ❤️ Midget was sold on locally in Dalbeattie and word of mouth led a friend to find her. The woman who bought her had taken her to vets for a booster injection. No scanning was done by vets or Midget would have been flagged up as stolen. The woman who bought Midget is… Read More

Finder and stray cat sent away by vets?

Finder and stray cat sent away by vets?

Recently my young microchipped cat went missing for 6 weeks, was found 2 miles away, taken to a branch of our own vets practice (who had added her to their missing list). Finder and cat were just turned away and told to go to the RSPCA. The finder contacted Cats Protection and was advised to… Read More

Dog thief in Devon changed dog’s appearance in attempt to disguise him to keep him!

Dog thief in Devon changed dog’s appearance in attempt to disguise him to keep him!

Last night (4th August ’17) my boyfriends family dog, Dylan, went missing, presumed run away, from a house on Holt Heath near White Sheet car park in Dorset. The search was widely publicised on Facebook by the family.   This morning it was discovered that the dog had been found by a woman who only… Read More

Two French Bulldogs stolen, Staffordshire on 3rd August 2017

Two French Bulldogs stolen, Staffordshire on 3rd August 2017

French Bulldogs TAFFY and HONEY STOLEN from Shelton, Staffordshire ST4 area, Central on 3rd August 2017. Staffordshire Police:- We are appealing for help in trying to locate two French Bulldogs that were stolen from a property in Shelton last night (3 August). The dogs are both female and are seven months old. Taffy is light… Read More

CLOVER has disappeared with this man, do you recognise him, Friern Retail Park, Finchley, London, 24th July 2017

CLOVER has disappeared with this man, do you recognise him, Friern Retail Park, Finchley, London, 24th July 2017

Do you recognise this man with CLOVER? CLOVER is a Female Yorkshire Terrier Black And Grey (Age: Young Adult). Missing from Old farm road, Finchley, London, N2 area, South East on Monday, 24th July 2017. "We received a video from someone which included someone holding our dog in the Friern retail park, on Monday the… Read More