We want Vets to adopt a practice policy where all dogs are routinely scanned for microchips on their first visit.
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Comments from our Petition
"Every domestic pet found after a RTA should be scanned by the council so their owners can be informed."
"It only takes a few seconds to scan a pet .. yet it can save sooo much heartache. Lily is home thanks to being microchipped and scanned..22 months later."
"Only last week a dog was reunited with her family after going missing for 22 months and that was because she had a micro chip."
"I think chipping should be made compulsory and all dogs scanned at the vets, the would reunite a lot of stolen dogs with their owners"
"This is a fantastic idea and would reunite so many missing pets with their owners."
The whole microchipping system in place today is a farce and seriously needs over-hauling if not completely updating.
Once a dog has been in the council’s care for more than 7 days they can in effect do what they want, sell or PTS! There is as yet no statutory obligation to scan for microchips – they are dealing with collar & tag codes of practice and would try to contact by phone if a number is available or by putting a card through the address.
Did you know that the Control of Dogs Order (1992) says “every dog” in a public place must wear a collar and identity tag. The identity tag must show the name and address of the owner. You can be fined up to £5,000 for this offence.
Your dog must still wear an identity tag even if it is microchipped.
The Control of Dogs Order (1992).
Please sign our petition at the Vets Get Scanning web site, this really needs to be updated.
IN TOTAL WE NOW HAVE OVER 22,000 SIGNATURES AND 53 CELEBRITY SUPPORTERS. THANK YOU. 1st October, 2012.