How many microchip scanning petitions are needed before pet owners are heard? #ScanMe #CheckThatChip

MICROCHIPPING OUR PETS IS NOT HELPING TO REUNITE THEM 💔

The public have been led to believe that if we microchip our pets it’s our best chance of being reunited with them.

Sadly as you can see from the following three open petitions that scanning microchips as mandatory is non existent and the loopholes continues to widen.

We have tried to reason with the powers that be, Defra, BVA & RCVS, without success. We must work together to make it compulsory to scan and check microchip registration. Sadly any talk by them of ‘recommendations’ and ‘best practice’ are worthless and used to mislead us and our MP’s. They are fully aware of their mixed messages and continue to confuse us and ignore pet owners plea for help.

Please read and sign.

#ScanMe & #CheckThatChip

1. NEW LAW THAT CATS KILLED/INJURED BY A VEHICLE ARE CHECKED FOR A CHIP: ROUND 3

Thousands of cats are just disposed of every year without being scanned for a chip after being involved in RTAs. Owners search for months and years and never get closure. Scanning takes two minutes. Cats are a part of a family and deserve to be returned home, not thrown into landfill.

Why do councils not have the same respect for cats as they do for dogs? They are someone’s family pet. The law must be changed so all cats are scanned and returned to their owners.

A scanner is not expensive and all councils need providing with one and need to use it.

Many councils who say they scan, often don’t. There is NO excuse. It takes two minutes. How dare they throw our beloved pets away.

EVERYONE needs to sign the petition to get this law passed for the cats.

Thank you

Gizmos Legacy

Open until 1st April 2019

100,000 signatures needed

SIGN ON THIS LINK: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229004

2. Make it law to scan microchips routinely on current & new patients at the vets.

As the public & dog owners who see our dogs & cats as part of our family we would expect all vets to scan them.

If a dog or cat goes missing and then found and kept by someone or is stolen and sold on they have little chance of ever being found & reunited with their family as most vets never scan

In reality if they were brought into a vets somewhere they’re chip would definitely most likely not be checked.

I have moved around the UK over the years & I have belonged to approx 11 different practices & not one offered to scan my dogs. I had to request it and luckily I did as 1 of my dogs chip had dissaperared. He is now chipped again to be safe. Scanning new & old patients microchips would reunite so many. It doesn’t take long & reception staff could also easily do this.

DogsAreFamily 💔

Open until 6th May 2019

100,000 signatures needed

SIGN ON THIS LINK: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/230950

3. Introduce mandatory measures to prevent reselling/euthanasia of dogs

A healthy dog was euthanised by a Rescue. The registered Rescue Back Up was not contacted/advised of his imminent destruction. Had the vet scanned for a microchip it would have shown the person requesting euthanasia was not the registered keeper. Dual contact details on rescues should be mandatory.

It should be mandatory for vets to scan any dog not registered with their surgery using scanners which detect ALL types of microchip before treating the dog unless treatment is urgent. If asked to euthanise a dog who is not registered the vet should be required to take all reasonable steps to contact the owner. The new measure will protect rescue centre dogs from pet flipping/selling on/euthanasia by enforcing the adoption contract. It will also protect stolen and abandoned dogs whose identity will have to be checked before treatment

Open until 23rd July 2019

100,000 signatures needed

SIGN ON THIS LINK: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/235831